Manchester City announced the arrival of its first reinforcement

Guardiola prepares the squad for the 2020/21 season (Reuters)

He Machester City announced this Tuesday the signing of the Spanish winger Ferran Torres, from Valencia, with a contract for the next five seasons. The winger became the first reinforcement of the British team that will seek in the next season to conquer the Premier and the Champions League.

“I am very happy to join City,” said the 20-year-old. “All footballers want to be on offensive teams, and Manchester City is one of the most attacking teams in the world of football,” he said.

In the team that Pep Guardiola coaches, Torres is called to replace his compatriot David Silva, which has already announced that it will leave the English entity at the end of this season. Although they do not play exactly in the same position, since it is a player of band.

“Pep looks for an open and aggressive style, which I love. He is a coach known for improving his players. That he helps me develop my game is a dream ”, declared Torres in the statement of the English team. “City have won many titles in the last 10 years, and I look forward to helping them continue to be successful,” he added.

  Ferran Torres, 20, still had one more year on his contract with Valencia (Reuters)

Ferran Torres, 20, still had one more year on his contract with Valencia (Reuters)

City sporting director Txiki Begiristain said: “We have closely followed Ferran’s progress and he has impressed us a lot. He is young and still growing, but his technical qualities are exactly what we are looking for at one extreme. He is fast, direct, can create spaces with one movement and is capable of winning matches”.

At the same time as the City, the Spanish team confirmed the operation. “Valencia CF has closed an agreement with the Manchester City for the transfer of the rights of the young Valencian player Ferran Torres ”. Although figures were not disclosed, the Spanish press assures that the British team will pay 23 million euros plus 12 in variables (27 + 14 million dollars) for the player, who had one year left on his contract at Valencia.

This is the first reinforcement that the celestial team has announced since the TAS lifted the UEFA sanction of playing European competition matches for two seasons. After the court’s verdict almost a month ago, the institution had to start planning a campus according to the continental competition that appeared out of its calculations.

The next engagement of the Manchester City is nothing less than before him Real Madrid this weekend for the rematch of the round of 16 of the Champions League, after 2-1 harvested in the Santiago Bernabeu before the stop for the coronavirus pandemic. If they get the ticket to the quarterfinals, Pep Guardiola’s squad will have to move to Portugal to play Final 8 and his next rival will be the winner of the key between the Olympic lyon and the Juventus that has the French team 1 to 0 in advantage, in the absence of the 90 minutes that will be held in Turin, Italy. Torres will watch these games on television as his contract will begin on September 1, after the current season ends.


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With information from AFP

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