Liverpool ‘join Real Madrid and Barcelona in the race for Valencia wonderkid Ferran Torres’ after breakthrough season in LaLiga
- Liverpool reportedly keeps an eye on Valencia’s young talent Ferran Torres
- The 20-year-old is also controlled by both Real Madrid and Barcelona
- The coveted Torres has had a fantastic breakthrough season in La Liga
- But Valencia would like to bind Torres for a long-term contract
Liverpool reportedly keeps an eye on Valencia star Ferran Torres, but faces stiff competition from Real Madrid and Barcelona to pick up the coveted talent.
The 20-year-old has had a spectacular breakthrough in La Liga, where many of the continent’s biggest clubs have been circling and eager to make a deal.
And according to The mirror, Liverpool is part of the chase pack, but is aware that any transfer is likely to be complicated due to the huge interest.
Liverpool is interested in Ferran Torres, a youngster from Valencia, but will face stiff competition
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The Anfield outfit is believed to admire the versatility of Torres, and the younger one was deployed on both sides of Valencia during the campaign.
Torres also impressed in the Champions League, with the Spanish U-21 star scoring two goals and shooting two assists, and his ever-growing reputation in his home country caught the attention of several potential candidates.
Liverpool have been following Torres’ progress since the attacker received his first team debut at the age of 17 in 2017, and the Foios-born child prodigy has since made nearly 90 senior appearances for Valencia.
Club scouts were present to see Torres during this term in several Champions League clashes.
Both Barcelona and Real Madrid would also be interested in the versatile 20-year-old
But Valencia would also have hopes of securing Torres for a long-term deal, although their player’s current contract includes a release clause reportedly going up to £ 81 million in the Spanish press.
However, The Mirror believes the actual amount of the clause will be significantly lower as Torres only signed his current terms on his 18th birthday.
Torres could enter into a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club at the end of the year, as his contract expires in the summer of 2021, and Valencia may be forced to release their primary asset to receive a transfer fee.
The same report states that Real Madrid would be in pole position to sign Torres in a likely bidding war, with Manchester City and Juventus also monitoring the situation.