Manchester City have edged closer to securing the signature of Valencia winger Ferran Torres after agreeing personal terms with the player according the reports in Spain. The sources surround the player have told different media outlets that the player’s representatives met up with Manchester City just last week.
Torres is a forward first and foremost, having played across the whole frontline so far in his career. He started off as a wide right midfielder, but slowly transitioned into a more attacking role which he now executes well at Valencia.
One of his more notable traits is taking on defenders 1v1 in wide areas. He can use his pace and dribbling to advance into more problematic areas in the final third which aim to cause a bigger threat on the goal. Torres has the ability to play with both feet almost equally well. He often cuts inside and shoots with his left foot off the right flank but can also distribute great passes and crosses from the outside with his right.
Even though he is young and not the finished product, you can see that his sense of positioning and movement allows him to create more space for himself. It also provides him the opportunity to showcase his footballing ability on the pitch.
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid also showed an interest in the player, but Manchester City are thought to be in pole position to acquire his signature. The desire to play under Pep Guardiola is one of the bigger factors in this case. Other clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool have had a look into grabbing to upcoming attacker.
It is no coincidence that Manchester City failed to defend their title in the first season where they lacked depth. With the departure of Leroy Sane, this looks like a signing that would make perfect sense.