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City signing Torres backs himself to shine in the Premier League

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Manchester City summer signing Ferran Torres is confident he will hit the ground running from the onset in the Premier League.

New Man City signing Ferran Torres has no doubts about his ability and believes he will get to a flying start in the Premier League.

City beat a host of top clubs to sign the Spanish winger in a £21m move last month. The 20-year-old comes in as a replacement for Leroy Sane who departed for Bayern Munich.

Given his age and quality, the Citizens getting Torres for that price was easily classed as a ‘bargain’ signing.

The 20-year-old is in line to make his Premier League debut in City’s opening game of the season.

City will kick-off their 20/21 Premier League campaign with a trip to face Wolves at the Molineux on Monday.

Should he be selected, Torres has backed himself to hit the ground running.

“I am very happy to be here and for the season to have started, and above all I just can’t wait for Monday, to be able to play my first game in the Premier League,” he told Sky Sports.

“I am an ambitious player and I know I am capable of becoming a starter. I am going to work hard to achieve it.”

“Of course, I know English football is very different to football in Spain because it’s more physical, but that’s a style of play that is more suited to me. I believe I am going to adapt quickly.”

Torres says the opportunity to work with Guardiola was a key factor in his decision to leave his boyhood club to join City.

“He [Guardiola] is a manager who knows how to get the best out of every player,” he added. 

“I am young and I think I have a lot of room to improve, so I thought he was the right man to help me do that. He wants me to play my game and get numbers, in terms of goals and assists.”

“Of course, it is not easy to leave a place which has been your home for 12 or 13 years.”

“You have spent your whole life tied to it, but every player has to look at what is best for him and I thought the best thing for me was to come to this great club and keep improving with Pep and these team-mates.”

Guardiola has also promised to give Torres ample game-time and help the youngster develop his all-round game.