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Manchester City sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres

Manchester City sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres

6/8/2020 10:30:00 PM

Manchester City sign Valencia winger Ferran Torres

Manchester City have announced the signing of Valencia winger Ferran Torres on a five-year deal as manager Pep Guardiola looks to bolster his attacking options. The 20-year-old Spaniard, City's first signing of the summer transfer window, has penned a five-year contract for...

"He is quick, direct, can create space with one movement and is capable of producing match-winning moments."Former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur forward Terry Gibson, who is now a Spanish football pundit, described the winger as"potentially a superstar".

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He told talkSPORT:"He's lovely to watch and the Premier League will enjoy having him."He's predominantly right footed but can easily control the ball and manipulate the ball with his left. He's a dribbler, a wide player with pace.

"He has played behind the centre forward as well. So they are getting a stunning player."He's probably very similar (to Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez). In terms of quality as well, he will surprise a lot of people. He's an ideal replacement for Sane...

"He can improve in terms of what he does when he gets back in those defensive positions but I think he's going to enjoy playing in a team that has 60-70 per cent possession every week..."He could potentially be a superstar."Torres made 44 appearances for Valencia last season, scoring six goals and bagging seven assists.

PARTING MESSAGEValencia tweeted:"You arrived at our Academy at 7 years old. We have been by your side through all this time seeing you grow as a footballer and as a person. At this point you have decided to separate our paths. @FerranTorres20 , we wish you the best with @ManCity."

Torres, however, hit out at Valencia in an interview with Marca. He said of captain Dani Parejo:"I don't think he was a good captain with me. The worst came with the departure of (former manager) Marcelino. (Lee) Kang In and I were used as culprits in the locker room."

The 20-year-old also insisted that he was open to staying at his boyhood club, but they did not accede to his demands.Said Torres:"One is that (Valencia owner) Peter Lim was involved in my renewal, to show me that I was important to the club."Another was to be a captain, which was my dream...

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"And the third was to be among the highest-paid players on the squad."I know that Valencia are not in a position to pay the same as the big European clubs but I was able to lead the project and I wanted to be treated as such, that the club made an effort to keep me. They just didn't want to, period."

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