Manchester City’s target Ferran Torres has been making waves in Spain this season. But who is the Valencia winger and what has attracted Pep Guardiola to the talented 20-year-old?
Not every player reaches their 20th birthday with the best part of 100 appearances already racked up for one of the bigger sides in Europe’s top five leagues, and Torres is no ordinary player. “Unpredictable” is how Jose Gimenez, the academy director of recruitment at Valencia, where the winger has flown through the ranks, described him. “Explosive” was the word Pedro Campos, a football journalist at local newspaper Las Provincias, who has witnessed his rise to prominence first-hand, opted for.
Whatever you want to call him, Torres is a rising star. Already reportedly tracked by both Manchester clubs, Juventus, Real Madrid and Barcelona, he has been a shining light in an otherwise disappointing season at the Mestalla, which it increasingly appears he will be swapping for the Etihad with Manchester City close to agreeing a deal for his signature.
As Pep Guardiola’s side look to reclaim the Premier League title snatched from their grasp by Liverpool this season, what is it that has attracted them to Torres to help achieve it?
Well in an opinion column earlier this month, discussing why Manchester City and Torres would be a good fit, it was written: “The exits of David Silva and Leroy Sane will vacate an area of the field in which Ferran Torres could undoubtedly contribute with his game, his electricity, his dynamism and his decision-making when the match requires a change of pace.”
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