Date: 10th July 2020 at 12:00pm
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According to a report from Spanish website Cadena SER, Man City wish to ‘close the signing‘ of La Liga winger Ferran Torres as a suitable replacement for Leroy Sane – who recently departed Eastlands for Bayern Munich in a £40.9 million deal. 

Torres, who has started 24 matches for current club Valencia this campaign, becoming a mainstay under boss Albert Celades, is at the centre of City’s interest as we ponder a ‘strong economic investment‘ for the attacker.

The 20-year-old has reportedly denied extending his contract at the Mestalla Stadium, with Cadena SER claiming that the player and his agent have their heart set on securing a move away despite an offer which would have made him among the highest paid players in the squad.

Should Man City sign Ferran Torres?

Yes, get it done

Yes, get it done

No, better options out there

No, better options out there

Now, with Torres in limbo over a deal, with his current contract expiring next year, Sky Blues boss Pep Guardiola appears determined to sign the player as a like-for-like Sane successor.

Bild reported back in April, via Buli News, that Valencia have slapped a €40 million (£35.8 million) price tag on the attacker – with director of football Txiki Begiristain and co now potentially contemplating a move.

Dubbed ‘the new Marco Asensio‘, Torres has been lauded in the past as the ‘complete package‘ – evident through his WhoScored statistics.

Indeed, only star City winger Raheem Sterling has averaged more completed dribbles per 90 this term, with Torres managing a higher amount of successful take-ons than most of the squad.

Taking this into account, it’s little wonder why we wish to sign the player, but whether or not we will pay the fee remains to be seen.

 
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