Liverpool’s transfer business in recent years has been characterised by patience and decisive action. The Reds have waited for the right opportunities to come along and when they have the club have acted swiftly to secure the signing. One such perfect opportunity could be right around the corner as reported Liverpool target Ferran Torres has reportedly been put up for sale along with the rest of the Valencia squad.
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Liverpool have been linked with Ferran Torres for months on end, Goal are just one of a number of outlets to report the Kop’s interest.
The 20-year-old Spaniard is one of the brightest talents in the Spanish top flight. He has been particularly impressive in European competition this season, bagging two goals and two assists in five starts for Los Ches.
Playing as a wide playmaker the youngster likes to drift in side and create chances for his forwards and other on rushing midfielders, he is noted for his eye for a pass and his dribbling ability.
A fire sale
Cadena Ser in Spain are just one of a number of outlets reporting that Valencia have placed the entire first team squad up for sale, David Ornstein also reported the story for The Athletic.
The sale comes hot on the heels of the sacking of Albert Celades following another disappointing campaign for Rafa Benitez’s former side.
Once a regular fixture in the top four of Spanish football Valencia have faded into mediocrity in recent seasons, the club are thought to be putting up the first team up for sale in order to fund a massive squad overhaul.
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Liverpool signing Ferran Torres would be a major coup. The Spaniard is thought to have a €100m release clause but nobody is expected to pay that fee given that the youngster’s contract expires next summer.
With the club now actively looking to offload members of the first team Torres may go for even cheaper than first expected, the Spanish side are likely going to be bullied into taking a cheaper price as they look to avoid losing him on a free transfer next summer.
Everything is lining up for Michael Edwards do act decisively after waiting patiently.