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Real Madrid Would Be Willing To Pay €50m For This Manchester City Forward: Wise Move For Ancelotti?

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In a recent report, El Nacional revealed that Real Madrid would be willing to pay €50m for Manchester City forward Ferran Torres. It has been claimed that Los Blancos are keen on making a big offer to secure the services of the Spanish attacker.

Torres’ Campaign Of Mixed Emotions In English Football

The 21-year-old has experienced an up and down campaign after missing a lot of games due to a foot injury. Still, the Spaniard deserves some credit for registering three goals and one assist in seven matches for the Mancunian giants this season in multiple competitions.

Torres has performed well to average 3.3 shots and 1.0 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. He has even distributed the ball relatively well in the final third as he has made 77.1% of his attempted passes in the English top-flight (stats via whoscored).

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MILAN, ITALY – OCTOBER 10: Ferran Torres of Spain in action during the UEFA Nations League 2021 Final match between Spain and France at San Siro Stadium on October 10, 2021 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Real Madrid Willing To Pay €50m For Torres: Wise Move For Carlo Ancelotti?

Torres has a good football IQ that helps make some clever turns with the ball in and around the opponent’s penalty box. He excels at creating space for himself to get a few shots in on-target and can be an unforgiving finisher in front of the opponent’s goal.

The Spanish playmaker comes alive when in possession of the ball and can engineer some meaningful openings for his teammates in the final third. However, his recent injury record will be a significant cause for concern for Los Blancos if they end up launching a big-money offer for him in January.

At 21, Torres has the potential to become one of the best attackers in European football. Therefore, Carlo Ancelotti will have to move fast if he wants to lure the Spaniard to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium when the transfer window commences at the start of next year.

Torres is versatile enough to play in any position across the frontline. He is primarily a right-sided wide player but can operate as the left-winger or assume the duties of a striker down the middle if needed. All in all, it will be a wise move for Real Madrid if they can arrange a blockbuster transfer for the Man City prospect in the not-too-distant future.

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