With 88 appearances already to his name for Valencia at the tender age of 20 years old, Ferran Torres is the latest in the long list of players who have come through the ranks at the La Liga side.
He’ll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of David Silva, one of the more famous products of said academy, and there might be a chance of him having the exact same career path.
The veteran, who will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season, swapped Valencia for the Premier League champions, swapped Valencia for the Etihad back in 2010, and Corriere dello Sport are now reporting on Wednesday that Torres is on the Cityzens’ radar.
This comes as part of an article looking at Juventus’ interest in the youngster, as they list the competition the Serie A club could face, naming Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Liverpool and Pep Guardiola’s side as the clubs ‘on his trail’.
The Catalans are reportedly the favourites at this moment in time, but there remains the need to convince Valencia, which could be easily done if they trigger his €100m release clause.
With just one year left on his contract, however, it seems unlikely the La Liga side would demand that much, and would probably accept a lower fee for fear of losing him on a free.
If he does, that would give the Spanish club more power on the transfer market.
However, as things stand, he would be a likely affordable prospect for Manchester City, although why they would need another right winger when they already have Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez in the role remains a question worth asking.
Then again, who are we to question Guardiola?