Both Barcelona and Liverpool, with an added interest from Borussia Dortmund too, have their eyes set on Valencia youngster Ferrán Torres. But who exactly is the young spaniard?
La Mestalla is currently playing host to Valencia v Sevilla. Albert Celades elects at 4-3-3 formation, the right of that front three a particular intrigue is held. Ferrán Torres, the 19 year-old, is the archetype of a Spanish wide player.
Born in the heart of the Valencia community, in a suburb called Foios, Ferrán Torres has been at Valencia since the age of six, progressing through the youth setup to Valencia B; he finally got first team football two years ago and has been on the fringes ever since.
At 6ft tall, Torres is tidy in possession, his large frame allowing him to bear down on full backs with a menace. Also, technical quality and his use of both feets makes him unpredictable, a key quality to have as a wide player that does not possess deadly pace.
Honestly, his stats aren’t too impressive. Just one assist in five LaLiga games but promising performances are enough to go on for now. However, a move abroad could distinguish all hopes of game time, especially to a club like Liverpool, who already have such quality forward players. Dortmund may be better, but Sancho, Bruun Larsen and Reus stand firmly in his way of making regular starts.
In my opinion, a stay at Valencia is the best option. Some form of first team football and a fanbase that love him. Not bad for a 19 year old.
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