Liverpool are merely one of a number of clubs chasing Valencia winger Ferran Torres, according to a report. They could make a big statement in signing him.
Goal claim that at least seven of Europe’s best have enquired about Ferran. They list Liverpool, along with Manchester United, Manchester City, Juventus, Ajax, Atletico Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund.
That’s quite a lot of competition, then.
Ferran is understandably hot property at the moment in being an exciting young talent who is definitely available. The Spaniard not only as a reported £90m release clause but his contract is up next summer.
Every single one of those clubs, therefore, will fancy their chances of signing him.
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This isn’t the first time that reports have linked Liverpool with Ferran, of course. The Mirror claimed recently that the Reds were hoping to secure his signature – but didn’t report the scale of the competition.
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S0 signing Ferran won’t be easy, then. The winger is only 20 and already productive, meaning that’s not too surprising. Still, anyone hoping to bring him in will have to see off the cream of Europe.
One team will do that, though, and it will be a real coup for whoever it is. He’s a statement signing now, a player that represents proof of your club being one of the world’s premier destinations for in-demand talent.
Proof that players can look at your club and see a brighter future than nearly anywhere else. That will resonate with other targets, too, whoever they may be.
And Liverpool can be that club. They’ve got a proven track record, already, of developing players and taking them up to new heights. Ferran will see that and it will affect his decision – the Spaniard will know full well that Jurgen Klopp and co. can develop him into a star.
If that proves to be the decisive factor and Ferran moves to Anfield, the Reds will have made a big statement.