Ferran Torres' £20.87m Valencia departure confirmed
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With the Premier League season now over for Manchester City, boss Pep Guardiola will have his sights set on putting together a squad of players capable of challenging for the league title, having finished a whopping 18 points behind winners Liverpool.

Quick to improve his squad, Guardiola has already sealed a deal for one of La Liga's brightest stars with the Etihad stadium club confirming a deal for Ferran Torres on Tuesday evening.

Torres becomes City's first summer signing and will act as a direct replacement for German forward Leroy Sane, who left the club on July 3 for Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.

The deal which was confirmed via Man City's official website and on their official Twitter account revealed that the transfer fee for Torres was £20.87m.

A 20-year-old Spaniard with huge pedigree

Torres who developed through the ranks at Valencia from the age of 6 has made a real impression for the Los Che first team, making a total of 34 appearances in La Liga last term which saw him contribute with four goals and five assists.

Alongside his consistency at club level, the Foios born attacker has also appeared for the Spanish national side at under-17, under-19 and under-21 level.

Becoming Valencia's youngest ever player to play a total of 50 first team games, Torres' exit from the Mestalla will be a huge loss for the Spanish club.

"I am so happy to be joining City."

Speaking to the club's official website after his confirmed move to City, Torres revealed his delight at joining the English club, where he has penned a five-year contract.

"Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City are one of the most attacking in world football," Torres said.

"I am so happy to be joining City."

 

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