Manchester City announce signing of Ferran Torres from Valencia
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Manchester City have completed the signing of 20-year-old attacking midfielder, Ferran Torres from Valencia.

The Spanish wonder kid arrives at the Etihad Stadium for a reported £21 million and is the first bit of transfer business from the former Premier League champions since the summer window opened last week.

Torres has signed a five-year deal with the blue half of Manchester after scoring four goals and picking up five assists in 34 La Liga games last season.

Tipped as Spain's next boy wonder, the attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with the Blues throughout the summer and has been marked as a replacement for Leroy Sane, who joined German giants Bayern Munich last month.

The Spaniard joins on the back of picking up his first major honor this season, after playing a key role in Valencia's Copa Del Rey triumph this campaign.

Torres Eager to Get Going

In a interview with the club website, Torres commented on his move to Manchester: "I am so happy to be joining City. Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City are on of the most attacking teams in world football."

The 19-year-old also expressed his excitement to work under Pep Guardiola: "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."

Backing From The Board

The Spain Under-21 international also received the backing of those above as City Director of Football, Txiki Begiristain expressed his delight with the move in an interview with the club website: 


"We have followed Ferran's progress closely and have been very impressed. 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 f producing match winning moments."

 

 

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