Valencia winger Ferran Torres could end up in the Premier League next season, but not without a fight from some Bundesliga and Serie A giants…
You hear all about Mbappe, Sancho, Greenwood, Martinelli, Havertz, and Felix, while some other talents fester under the surface and go under-the-radar. Valencia’s Ferran Torres is very much one of these players. He hasn’t been in the headlines too much, he isn’t a player everyone is buying on Football Manager or someone who is being scouted out by the many youth-hungry football fans on twitter either.
Yet, Ferran Torres is getting attention from some really good clubs, as they feel he is the full package as a winger. Sure, he might not be the flashiest player who will score brilliant goals or provide assists all the time, but at 20-years-old, Torres has shown a balance to his game that is extremely rare for someone his age.
Now, the young Spaniard is being linked with some of Europe’s most prestigious clubs, including Champions League winners and pending Premier League champions Liverpool. He is also being linked with Juventus, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Borussia Dortmund, while Arsenal have been floating around him as well in recent times.
Ferran Torres’ release clause currently stands at a whopping £91 million, but he is expected to move for significantly less, especially if he stays at Valencia for another season. His current contract expires next summer, so Valencia will be pressured to sell right away.
Former Valencia sporting director Fernando has stated this week that Ferran Torres would be ideal for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team, citing his maturity, 1v1 skill, and speed as the reasons why.
“He also plays on the inside, takes advantage of spaces and can be part of a team that plays on the counter-attack or a dominant team in terms of possession.” – Fernando
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As I mentioned earlier, Arsenal have also shown some interest in the player, although with Nicolas Pepe having a firm grip on the right-wing position along with youngsters like Reiss Nelson, Bukayo Saka, and Gabriel Martinelli coming through, the Gunners would be better off spending their money elsewhere.
Liverpool could certainly use another winger in their team, especially a younger one with potential, but Ferran Torres might find it tough to break into the first XI for a year or two at the very least.
At the moment, Liverpool faces fierce competition from Bayern, Juventus, and Dortmund for the young Spaniard.