Official: Ferran Torres joins Manchester City

    Ferran Torres has swapped Valencia for Manchester City, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium

    According to Reuters, Manchester City and Valencia have reached an agreement for Torres to swap allegiances for €23million.

    The 20-year-old winge comes in as a replacement for Leroy Sane, who left the club to join Bayern Munich in June for a reported fee of €45million plus add-ons.

    During his first interview as a City player, Torres has expressed his happiness to be able to join the Sky Blues and work under Pep Guardiola.

    “I am so happy to be joining City. Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams, and Manchester City are one of the most attacking in world football,” he told the club’s official website.

    “Pep [Guardiola] encourages a really open, aggressive style, which I love, and he is a manager with a proven track record of improving players. To have him overseeing my development is a dream.

    The lightning-quick forward ticks all the boxes for a type of player Guardiola has been crying out for his squad following Sane’s departure for Bayern.

    Blessed with devastating speed and acceleration and equipped with a sophisticated technique and spacial awareness, Torres could be a massive addition to the Manchester City team.

    During his three-year stint at the Mestalla, the Spanish forward registered 97 appearances across various competitions, netting nine goals and laying on 12 assists to his teammates.

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