Manchester United are preparing to make an official move for highly-rated Valencia winger Ferran Torres, according to Fichajes.net.
Although we told you in February that United were keeping track of the 20-year-old, The Athletic brought more light to the Red Devils’ interest in the Spaniard this week, and now a report from Spain claims Torres is an alternative to Borussia Dortmund sensation Jadon Sancho this summer.
It has been another hit and miss season for Los Che, but Torres has still been able to impress in La Liga and the Champions League. His performance against Liverpool may even suggest he’d be just fine in the Premier League.
In February speaking to Superdeporte, Valencia boss Albert Celades said (cited by Football Espana): “I hope Ferran can stay at out club for a very long time. He is a player from our club and he feels it, that is always a big deal. I hope an agreement can soon be reached with Ferran.”
The right-winger signed a new contact with Valencia which expires next summer with a reported €100m buyout clause, although there are factors that could see the Spanish club lower their demands.
The expiration date is on the horizon and the financial impact of COVID-19 will see clubs spend less in the transfer window.
Ideally for Valencia, Torres will sign a new contract at the Mestalla but this is a big opportunity for him to join a bigger club, with aspirations to win the Premier League and get back into the Champions League.
If United don’t sign Sancho this summer, Torres would be a tidy alternative to snap up. It won’t be long before other Premier League clubs show their interest in the youngster.
Torres has made 80 senior appearances for Valencia since making his first-team debut in November 2017.