The Blues bought the potential of a 21-year-old Spain international by pulling him away from Valencia and saw him mature in England.
Pep Guardiola admits Ferran Torres came to Manchester City as a “little boy”, with a £ 20million ($ 28million) striker turned “a man” during his time at Etihad Stadium.
The Blues invested heavily when buying the potential of a highly rated 21-year-old in the summer of 2020.
A productive first campaign has been kicked off by Torres, who are in double digits for goals this season, with Guardiola being impressed with the progress made by a ripe rough diamond that continues to be polished.
What was said?
City boss Guardiola told reporters a Spain international was on target again in a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last time around: “Ferran scored a lot of goals, but today it was the first game I saw he could handle the physicality of the Premier League.
“He was a little boy and now he’s a man, when you have this aggression in the Premier League it’s good.”
Torres to City record
The promising youngster made his debut for City in a 3-1 away win over Wolves on September 21, 2020.
His first goal for the Blues came in a Carabao Cup clash with Burnley, his next three Champions League efforts before opening a Premier League account in another meeting with the Clarets.
Along with his 10 goals, Torres also contributed three assists to the City cause.
He has become a regular in Spain, scoring a Nations League hat-trick in a 6-0 dismemberment of Germany, and hopes to feature in Luis Enrique’s plans for the European Championship this summer.
For now, everyone at City is focused on the second leg of a Champions League semi-final with Paris Saint-Germain, with the Carabao Cup winners looking to add European glory to the Premier League crown. which is now at hand. touch the distance.