Ferran Torres is challenging himself to adjust to the demands of his new environment rapidly as he gears up for his first season in English top-flight.
A long-running saga was put to bed when Manchester City’s Leroy Sane completed a transfer to Bayern Munich back in July.
Man City acted quickly following the departure of one of their key players and brought in the highly-rated Ferran Torres as his replacement.
The Sky Blues shelled out €23 million (£20m) to snatch Torres, who has been receiving quite a few admiring glances courtesy of his breakthrough La Liga season, from the grasps of Valencia.
An extended 2019/20 due to their Champions League efforts has allowed Pep Guardiola’s men a delayed start to new Premier League season.
That means Torres will have to wait to make his debut until at least September 21 when Man City host Wolves at the Etihad.
“I can’t wait for the Premier League to start. It’s such a special competition that I have wanted to play in since I was young,” the 20-year old revealed in an interview with Marca.
“It’s a challenge for me now to adapt as quickly as I can to the intense, physical style of play.
“I haven’t had the chance to train with Pep yet. But he should be with us on Monday and I’m so excited to finally work with and learn from him.”