Spain U21 ace Ferran Torres is set to join Manchester City this summer, as per Sky Sports – but the Valencia star has revealed he models his game on a Manchester United icon.
Torres is understood to be on the brink of sealing a £24.5m move to the Etihad as a replacement for Leroy Sane, however his versatility could also see him play David Silva’s role in the team. The Spanish playmaker just played his final season for City.
Torres, 20, has impressed with Valencia in the Champions League this season whilst operating on the right wing. Stretty News revealed back in January that United were watching Torres but sadly it looks like he’s City bound.
The youngster admits he models himself on Cristiano Ronaldo’s all-round game and off-pitch demeanour. Torres has played through the middle and wants to replicate the Portuguese’s trophy-laden career.
Speaking exclusively to Guillem Balague, Torres said (via The Mirror): “For me, Cristiano above all is a great reference not just because of the way he plays his football but also because of the way he carries himself away from football.
“Maybe my best position at the moment is on the flanks but with the passing years when I get a bit older and perhaps lose a bit of speed and the power that I am known for, then maybe I will finish playing inside because I have played there in the past.
“Something else they have instilled in me since I was small is that the more positions you can cover on the pitch then the more possibilities you have to play and the more you can contribute.”
Ronaldo’s work ethic will be difficult to match but City have got themselves a very good player in Torres. We won’t mind so much if United are able to strike a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho.
A deal between Valencia and Man City has yet to be agreed.