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New Manchester City signing Ferran Torres slams former club & captain

Ferran Torres has hit out at former club Valencia as well as his captain at the Mestalla, Dani Parejo.

The 20-year-old signed for Manchester City on Tuesday for a fee of £20 million.

Ferran Torres

Torres made 97 appearances for Valencia but had become unhappy with the Spanish club’s lack of faith in him.

He told Marca;

“The club told me personally that they weren’t counting on me.

Ferran Torres

“They literally said that I was the fifth winger in the squad, that reinforcements were coming and other players from other positions were ahead of me.”

“It was a very hard blow for me, but what was worse was that they even put me on the market and offered me to teams in Spain.”

Torres also outlined that he initially had no desire to leave Valencia.

Ferran Torres

He explained he would renew his contract if three conditions were met;

“One was for Peter Lim to be involved so that I knew I was important, another was to be captain as I had seen other clubs do, [Atletico Madrid] with Fernando Torres, for example, and the third was to be one of the highest paid players.

“I wanted two of the three, but none were fulfilled.”

Ferran Torres

Ferran Torres slams former captain

Ferran Torres also hit out at Valencia club captain Dani Parejo.

He claimed that Parejo was ‘not a good captain’ to him.

“After three years I’m more mature and mentally stronger.

“But at 17, no. He’s a great player but I never had a relationship with him.

“When I joined the first team at 17, a number of weeks passed before he said a simple ‘good morning’ to me.

He wasn’t a good captain with me.

“The worst of it came after Marcelino’s departure when [Lee] Kang-in and I were seen as culprits in the dressing room and they stopped talking to us for weeks.”

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Author: Oisin McQueirns

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