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Football: Valencia captaincy snub hastened exit, says Man City's new Spanish recruit Ferran Torres

Football: Valencia captaincy snub hastened exit, says Man City's new Spanish recruit Ferran Torres

6/8/2020 3:21:00 PM

Football: Valencia captaincy snub hastened exit, says Man City's new Spanish recruit Ferran Torres

(REUTERS) - Spanish winger Ferran Torres said Valencia's failure to hand him the captain's armband and make him one of their highest-paid players were key factors in his decision to join Manchester City.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

The 20-year-old joined the English Premier League side on a five-year contract this week for a fee reported to be around €23 million (S$37.4 million)."I wanted to stay and I put forward the conditions to do so. They weren't above the club's means," he told Spanish newspaper Marca.

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"One was for (Singaporean) owner Peter Lim to be involved in contract negotiations so that I knew I was important, another was to be captain... The third was to be one of the highest paid players. I wanted two of the three, but none were fulfilled."

Torres said he first thought about leaving the La Liga side when he was told he would not be a first-team regular in the recent campaign."I started thinking about leaving last summer after the European Under-19 Championship. The club told me personally that they weren't counting on me," he said. headtopics.com

"They literally said I was the fifth winger in the squad, that reinforcements were coming and other players from other positions were ahead of me."It was a very hard blow for me, but what was worse was that they even put me on the market and offered me to teams in Spain."

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