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Manchester City complete €30m capture of Valencia's Ferran Torres

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

21:09 4 Aug 2020

Manchester City have completed the signing of Ferran Torres from Valencia. 

The winger has cost the Premier League runners-up €30million and has signed a five-year contract at the Etihad.

Torres becomes City's first signing of what could be a very expensive summer for manager Pep Guardiola.

The 20-year old made 44 appearances in all competitions for Valencia in the season just ended, scoring six times.

"I am so happy to be joining City", Torres told City's website.

"Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City are 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.

"City have won plenty of trophies in the last 10 years and I hope I can play a role in continuing that success."

Torres is seen as a direct replacement for Leroy Sane, who left for Bayern Munich last month.

"We have followed Ferran’s progress closely and have been very impressed," said City's 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.

"I feel this is the perfect place for him to develop and with Pep in charge he can take his game to the next level."

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