Manchester City are prepared to make Valencia winger Ferran Torres the first signing of what could be a busy summer at the Etihad.
The 20-year old underage Spanish international is seen as a replacement for Leroy Sané who was allowed to join Bayern Munich earlier this month.
Torres joined the Valencia set-up when he was just six years old, and has been with them ever since, making his debut against Real Zaragoza in 2017. He has since gone on to make 109 first team appearances, scoring 10 times.
Torres has represented Spain at under-17, under-19, and under-21 level.
He still has a year left on his contract with Valencia, and the La Liga side want £40 million for their home-grown talent.
Despite the potential arrival of Torres, the main focus of City’s spending this summer is likely to be on central defence, which pep Guardiola has identified as an area that needs to be fixed if they are to close the gap to Liverpool next season.
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