Aug 06, 2020
Man City new boy Ferran Torres reveals he wanted to STAY at Valencia but club didn’t want him as he slams his ex-captain
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The Spanish winger, 20, had been with the La Liga club since the age of seven before Pep Guardiola forked out £20.8million to sign him on a five-year deal.2Manchester City new boy Ferran Torres has hit out at former club Valencia and Dani ParejoCredit: Getty Images - Getty
And while the Spaniard insisted he is "excited and happy" by the new challenge ahead of him, he remains hurt at how his time at Valencia ended.TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: Breaking news, juicy gossip and the biggest deals
In an interview with Marca, Torres revealed he put forward conditions to Valencia bigwigs to stay.
He wanted the club's billionaire owner Peter Lim to be involved with the talks so he knew he "was important".
The winger also wanted to be made captain and one of the club's highest earners - but none of the demands were met.
Mestalla skipper Dani Parejo came in the firing line with Torres claiming he was blamed for the bitter exit of former manager Marcelino.
The Spaniard said: "After three years I'm more mature and mentally stronger. But at 17, no.
"He [Parejo] is a great player but I never had a relationship with him.
"When I joined the first team at 17, a number of weeks passed before he said a simple 'good morning' to me.
"He wasn't a good captain with me.
"The worst of it came after Marcelino's departure when [Lee] Kang-in and I were seen as culprits in the dressing room and they stopped talking to us for weeks."2
Torres scored six times and added seven assists in 44 appearances for Spanish side Valencia last season.
He claims his reputation at the La Liga outfit was tarnished by "people within the club" and "bad journalists"
But he hasn't ruled out eventually returning to his boyhood side.
When asked about the matter, he said: "I'm sure I can. I refuse to think otherwise.Most read in FootballPicturedGEORGEOUS Georgina Rodriguez puts on VERY racy display in tiny black lace bodysuitLIL ISSUEBoris Becker's estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to 'step away from my son'crackers for pollyWho is Pollyanna Woodward? Golfer Paul Casey's wife and TV presenterPictured'hands off'Boris Becker's girlfriend back at beach with son despite warning from mum LillyPicturedSOR SUBJECTNeymar's ex-girlfriend Soraja Vucelic almost pops out of dress in steamy selfie'AGENT RIO'Ferdinand hints at Sancho transfer after finding old tweet from Dortmund star
"Even if there are crooked people. A lot of them won't be there in a few years and I'll have shown that I deserve to return."
The 20-year-old is able to play on either wing and can also operate through the middle.
Guardiola will hope the Spain youth star can fill the void left by Leroy Sane at the Etihad.Nathan Ake post emotional video to Bournemouth fans after completing move to Man City
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Man Wanted After Woman Found Dead In Upper Manhattan Apartment, NYPD Says
Police responded to a 911 call at the building on 206th Street in Inwood on Thursday afternoon, when they found the body of a 44-year-old woman in a 4th floor apartment.
The victim was reportedly stabbed and assaulted sometime on or after Sunday, Sept. 13, according to investigators.
The exact cause of the woman’s death remains under investigation. Police previously said she was found shot in the arm and torso.
Police identified the man they are looking for as Joshua Martinez, 33. He is approximately 5’6″ tall, 165 pounds and was last seen wearing a gray Yankees jersey, police said.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.
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