Manchester City sign winger Ferran Torres from Valencia on a five-year deal as Pep Guardiola looks to bolster his attacking options.
(African Stand) — Manchester City have announced the signing of Valencia winger Ferran Torres on a five-year deal as 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 a reported initial fee of £20.9 million.
“I am so happy to be joining City,” Torres told the Premier League club’s website. “Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City is one of the most attacking in world football.
“Pep 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.”
Here we go! We’re delighted to announce the signing of @FerranTorres20 from Valencia on a five-year deal ✍️
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 4, 2020
“We have followed Ferran’s progress closely and have been very impressed,” said City director of football Txiki Begiristain.
“He is young and still developing, but his technical qualities are exactly what we are looking for in a winger. He is quick, direct, can create space with one movement, and is capable of producing match-winning moments.”
Torres can play on either wing and operate through the middle, with pace and an ability to beat players his main attributes. He made 44 appearances for Valencia last season, scoring six goals.
Valencia 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.”