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Manchester City snap up Torres for a bargain fee

Xinhua
05 Aug 2020, 19:44 GMT+10

LONDON, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Manchester City have completed the signing of Valencia's talented midfielder Ferran Torres on a five-year deal.

The Spain Under-21 international joins Pep Guardiola's side for an initial fee in the region of 25 million euros and although that will rise with incentives, the fee has to be considered a bargain for a player of Torres' qualities.

One reason he has left cheaply is Valencia's need to balance the books after failing to qualify for European competitions next season.

Torres is viewed as a replacement for Leroy Sane, who left the club in July to sign for Bayern Munich and he will offer options on the right of midfield, but can also play behind the forwards.

Torres was considered as one of the most promising young players at Valencia after scoring four goals in 34 league appearances last season and he also netted twice in five Champions League games as well.

In total Torres has played over 70 times for Valencia after making his debut when he was just 17-years old in December 2017.

"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.

"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," commented Torres on the Manchester City website.

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