Ferran Torres joins Manchester City from Valencia

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Ferran Torres has completed his €27m (£24.5m) move to Manchester City from Valencia. Manchester City started negotiating for a price of €18m with Valencia for the 20-year-old youngster who had a year on his contract.

“I am so happy to be joining City,” Torres said. “Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City is 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. Manchester City has won plenty of trophies in the last 10 years and I hope I can play a role in continuing that success.”

In November Torres became Valencia’s youngest player to feature in 50 La Liga games. Torres has, however, painted a bleak picture of his situation with the Liga side, insisting that he made the decision to leave after the club told him they weren't counting on him as an important first-team player heading into the 2019-20 season.

He also mentioned that: "It was a very hard blow for me, but what was worse was that they even put me on the market and offered me to teams in Spain. There were calls from 12 La Liga clubs, including Levante and one Segunda Division club. That's when I started thinking about leaving.

"The problem is that there are people within the club and a few journalists who are determined to damage my image. I don't want to leave on bad terms because I'm a Valencia fan."