Manchester Metropolis are near finishing the signing of Ferran Torres, as their summer season enterprise will get underway.
Metropolis are believed to be nearing an settlement with Valencia that will see Torres, 20, change golf equipment for an preliminary £21m (€23m). The deal could have the potential for appreciable add-on funds that might raise the ultimate determine up by one other £10.5m (€12m).
Torres, a Spain under-21 worldwide, scored six targets with eight assists in 44 appearances in all competitions this season, taking part in principally from the fitting wing.
He’s an thrilling younger winger, who has attracted curiosity from loads of Europe’s prime golf equipment. If he arrives, he’ll change the hole within the squad left by Leroy Sane, who joined Bayern Munich initially of the month. Metropolis earned €49million up entrance from promoting Sane, with an extra €11million probably arriving in add-ons.
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Ought to Torres change into Metropolis’s first main signing of the summer season, he would have the choose of blouse numbers to select from, though his present quantity 20 shirt is already taken by Bernardo Silva.
So which different shirt numbers can be found to the winger?
There are three numbers between 1-11 vacant, however winger Torres is unlikely to take 3, 4, or 6. The subsequent free quantity – assuming Angelino retains 12 and returns to the membership – is the no.15.
The final participant to put on this quantity was Eliaquim Mangala, though Jesus Navas wore 15 between 2013 and 2017. Torres is a pacey, Spanish right-winger like Navas, and he wore 15 in his first season for Valencia’s youth aspect, so may he take that quantity for Metropolis?
This quantity has been extra related to central midfielders in recent times, with Fabian Delph, Frank Lampard and Gareth Barry all sporting 18. There would look like extra becoming squad numbers for Torres to take.
If Torres actually is Sane’s substitute, then possibly he ought to take the shirt quantity too. Sane joined Metropolis after a promising spell at Schalke, earlier than kicking on and changing into one of many world’s greatest. There are similarities within the begin of Torres and Sane’s journeys, so maybe the quantity can be an acceptable one.
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With David Silva leaving Metropolis, whoever takes 21 could have big boots to fill. It is perhaps an excessive amount of strain to put on a younger participant, however Torres and Silva have the Valencia connection, and it might be an enormous vote of confidence within the younger winger by giving him the squad variety of a legend.
No.24, No.28, No,29
The final three vacant numbers beneath 30 do not need a lot significance for Torres, or in former Metropolis gamers to put on the quantity.
Younger defender Tosin Adarabioyo final wore 24 earlier than heading out on mortgage, and there are reviews he could also be handed a brand new contract at Metropolis which might presumably see him retain that quantity.
rridge as soon as wore 28, whereas Shaun Wright-Phillips wore 29, so these numbers have some reference to younger forwards.
At the moment, third goalkeeper Scott Carson wears 33, however his mortgage will expire on the finish of the season. Torres wore 33 when he first broke into the Valencia first group, so there is perhaps a sentimental cause for him to select that quantity.