Ferran Torres Set to Replace Sane at City
Manchester City could make Valencia winger Ferran Torres their first summer signing to replace Leroy Sane. Spanish La Liga side Valencia have a £40m for the player, who has a year left on his contract with the La Liga club, and reports have it that the 20-year-old Spain international is keen on a move to Etihad Stadium.
Germany forward Sane left City for Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich early this month, after spending close to five years with the club. Manchester City finished second in the English Premier League which just ended in the weekend with Liverpool letting the trophy.
After the signing Ferran Torres from valencia they will also be looking to sign central defenders as England 26-year-old centre-back John Stones and 32-year-old Argentina defender Nicolas Otamendi fell behind 19-year-old Eric Garcia as a partner for first-choice Aymeric Laporte following the coronavirus shutdown.
Spain Under-21 international Garcia started six of City’s 10 Premier League games after the season restarted in June. Stones, who missed the first two matches with an ankle injury, started only two and Otamendi three. Manchester City director of football Txiki Begiristain has said he is expecting a “strange” transfer window given the campaign will not end completely until the end of August, with the new one starting three weeks later on 12 September.
“We have to be ready,” he told City’s official website. “We have less time than ever, so people will have to move fast. We still have the Champions League, so we have to wait to move forward.” Begiristain also said it was possible Manchester City will play a friendly behind closed doors this weekend to prepare for the Champions League last-16 second leg against Real Madrid on 7 August.