Ferran Torres: Who is Manchester City's new wonderkid?
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Manchester City have announced their first piece of transfer business this summer window, signing 20-year-old, Ferran Torres from Valencia.

The Spaniard arrives at the Etihad Stadium for a reported initial £21 million fee and signs a five-year contract with the former Premier League champions.

However, after just two full senior seasons in Spain's top flight, Torres is relatively unknown to many in the English game. So, what can Manchester City fans expect?

Spain's Next Boy Wonder

With the Blues already owning one of world football's rising stars in Phil Foden, it is fair to say they have acquired something similar in Torres, who like his new Stockport-born teammate has been regarded as his nation's next hot prospect.

The Spaniard has been capped by his nation at under 17, 19 and 21 level, and also played a pivotal role in his side's route to the final in the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, where he met tournament golden boy winner and now fellow Blue, Foden and his England side.

It  was the latter who ran out victorious as England recorded a 5-2 win, but despite falling at the final hurdle Torres shone throughout the tournament. The winger picked up five goal contributions in seven tournament games from midfield, including goals in both the quarter, and semi final of the competition.

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Another Cog in City's World Class Attack

Torres joins an attack already full of world class talent, however there is no doubt that the Spaniard will only make the Blues' attacking cartel even stronger.

The 20-year-old will add an extra dimension to Pep Guardiola's attack and prove healthy competition for the likes of Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden.

Like his new teammates, Torres is more than capable of contributing his fair share of goals from midfield, and after his new club netted 146 goals in all competitions last term, their is no doubt that the City faithful can expect even more fireworks in front of goal next season.

Leroy Sane's Replacement?

With this terrifying attack you would not be mistaken for thinking that there is no need for the Blues to add to their front line, however after  Leroy Sane departed for Bayern Munich last month a gap was left for a true, out-and-out winger. Up step, Ferran Torres.

Known for his fast, direct approach, the Spaniard seems the perfect fit to fill the boots of former man, Sane with the two sharing distinct similarities in their style of play.

City are often known for their pretty, easy on the eye build-up approach with Sane often seen as a key outlet when their pretty, passing style failed to break resilient opposition down, something the Blues certainly missed all last campaign when the German was ruled out through injury.

However, with the new addition of Torres, Guardiola's side have reignited this high-speed, head-on wildcard, adding an extra dimension to their already impressive attacking powerhouse. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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