Spanish winger Ferran Torres stated Valencia’s failure handy him the captain’s armband and make him one among their highest-paid gamers had been key components in his choice to affix Manchester City.
The 20-year-old joined the Premier League facet on a five-year contract this week for a price reported to be round 23 million euros ($27.29 million).
“I wanted to stay and I put forward the conditions to do so. They weren’t above the club’s means,” Torres instructed Spanish newspaper Marca.
“One was for owner Peter Lim to be involved in contract negotiations so that I knew I was important, another was to be captain … The third was to be one of the highest paid players. I wanted two of the three, but none were fulfilled.”
Torres stated he first thought of leaving Valencia when he was instructed he wouldn’t be a first-team common within the current marketing campaign.
“I started thinking about leaving last summer after the European Under-19 Championship. The club told me personally that they weren’t counting on me,” he stated.
“They literally said 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, who scored six targets and had eight assists for Valencia in all competitions final season, joins City as a alternative for Leroy Sane after the German winger moved to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich final month. ($1 = 0.8428 euros) (Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford )