As Manchester Metropolis shut in on the signing of Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, the membership are so pursuing a cope with Valencia winger Ferran Torres for a an preliminary £21m (€23m) charge with as much as £10.5m (€12m) in add ons.
The 20-year-old Spaniard is a vastly promising attacking expertise and with Leroy Sane leaving Metropolis to affix Bayern Munich forward of subsequent season, the teen may match into Pep Guardiola’s squad for the current and the longer term, ought to the membership full a deal for him on this window.
This bought us considering, how would Torres carry out for Metropolis over a complete season?
To search out out, we used Soccer Supervisor 2020 to have a little bit of enjoyable and attempt to predict how Metropolis would possibly carry out with Ferran Torres of their squad after the subsequent switch window.
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Ferran Torres ‘indicators’ for Metropolis in July 2020
To arrange this simulation, we used the Soccer Supervisor 2020 editor to rearrange the switch of Ferran Torres to Man Metropolis on July 1st 2020.
The Soccer Supervisor database presently comprises knowledge on greater than 800,000 people and 45,000 lively golf equipment, with knowledge sourced from their worldwide on the bottom scouting community which numbers roughly 1,000 folks, amongst their ranks are some who’re concerned in soccer in skilled capacities, together with scouts and coaches.
As well as, every annual iteration of Soccer Supervisor has built-in algorithms which test for outliers and knowledge discrepancies. Information accuracy is additional ensured by enter from contributors who’re lively inside the skilled sport (gamers, brokers and so forth.) who present common suggestions.
That is what Torres’ participant profile appears to be like like in Soccer Supervisor 2020 in June 2020.
The teen is a good prospect with some thrilling attributes, and is robust each bodily and technically. However, is he adequate to interrupt into the primary crew at Metropolis?
We then simulated the subsequent two seasons to see what sort of influence Ferran Torres may have at Metropolis within the 2020/21 season.
Torres’ 2020/21 season for Metropolis
Lets assess Torres’ 2020/21 season for Metropolis in additional element, by his efficiency stats.
The 20-year-old wasn’t an everyday underneath Pep Guardiola within the 2020/21 marketing campaign, making a complete of 25 appearances in the course of the season throughout all competitions, of which solely 14 of these had been begins.
Torres made 15 Premier League appearances underneath Guardiola, making seven begins, however nonetheless managed to attain 4 targets, which is a really respectable return contemplating his relative lack of sport time. In truth, the Spaniard scored in each competitors that he featured in, scoring six targets total in 25 appearances.
As a consequence of his lack of match motion, Torres did not characteristic in Metropolis’s statistically finest eleven in the course of the 2020/21 marketing campaign, with Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez having spectacular campaigns for the membership within the large areas.
With David Silva leaving, Phil Foden was a primary crew common, with Bernardo Silva additionally usually taking part in in central midfield alongside the teen, attributable to some damage points for Kevin De Bruyne in our simulation.
Metropolis’s efficiency with Torres in 2020/21
Manchester Metropolis gained again the Premier League title from Liverpool in our FM 2020 simulation of the 2020/21 marketing campaign, with Chelsea their closest title challengers.
This simulation means that Ferran Torres may doubtlessly be extra of a long-term prospect for the membership, moderately than a direct substitute for the outgoing Leroy Sane, with the teen struggling for normal match motion underneath Guardiola in 2020/21.
It is clear that Torres is an extremely proficient younger participant, with some improbable attributes, however our simulation means that he would battle to interrupt into the Metropolis first crew forward of Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva, subsequent season at the least.
Clearly, this Soccer Supervisor 2020 simulation is only a little bit of enjoyable, however our FM 2020 simulation means that though Torres may very well be an essential long-term signing for the membership, he might not have the ability to make a big short-term influence because of the present power of Metropolis’s attacking gamers. However, there isn’t any doubting his robust potential.