A lot of Manchester City supporters have been reacting on social media after Ferran Torres has hinted at a new role at striker next season.
The 21-year-old has had a debut season at Manchester City marked by extreme highs – including hat-tricks against Germany and Newcastle – and isolated lows, such as his second Covid infection and a fight to get back into a team that was in supreme form.
With Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden masking themselves undroppable as City stormed to the Premier League title in the last three months of the campaign, setting a standard that even Raheem Sterling could not match, Torres became a marginal figure for long spells.
But he still ended the season with a remarkable tally of 13 goals in 24 starts and 12 substitute appearances, living up to his golden boy reputation.
The Spaniard also reminded everyone of his ability, and eye for goal in the ongoing European Championship with two strikes, and helping his side reach a semi-final against Italy.
“When I landed in Manchester I would’ve said my position was [on] the wing,” the winger said.
“Now I have to say I feel very comfortable playing as a No 9 too. I’ve learnt a lot of movements as a striker. How to make runs in behind the defence, which is key to give options…”
“Kun [Sergio Agüero] has also helped me a lot. He gave me a lot of advice about how to play in this position and how to use my qualities,” Torres added.
These Ferran Torres’ comment has prompt Plenty of Sky Blues to react on social media.
he’s going straight to the top— ً (@mcfc_kai) July 6, 2021
Torres starters + Delap subs, who says no?— Jann-Fiete Arp (@ArpJann) July 6, 2021
What I don’t understand is why everyone is making it sound as if we’ll collapse if we don’t buy a striker. We won almost everything without one. Torres, Jesus and Delap is enough. We can get Haaland next year— Robin Wagner (@RobinWa83673577) July 6, 2021
I think It will be best thing if ferran play as 9 and Grealish come to city and ignore Harry Kane— moaaz Al3adly (@Al3adlymoaaz) July 6, 2021
I think we’d be stupid not to use him as a striker next season 🤔🤷♂️— Leon (@Leon90253023) July 6, 2021
This is what happens when you play for Guardiola. You start to manifest things you thought you didn’t have.— Virginia Calculator (@YungHusband_) July 6, 2021
pep could turn a keeper into a striker— Jack🇮🇳 (@TheGingerPele69) July 6, 2021
The future pic.twitter.com/yao1vFvcBA— π (@xMcfc_oKx) July 6, 2021