Ranking Manchester City’s incomings so far
Manchester City have a big job on their hands as they aim to wrestle back the Premier League trophy from Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola’s side were off the pace last season, finishing on just 81 points, 18 behind Liverpool and 19 short of their record-breaking 100 point haul from the 2017/18 season.
In order to make up the gap on Liverpool, City will have to improve, and one way to do that is to recruit well.
City haven’t spent the hundreds of millions we’ve grown accustomed to them spending so far this summer, but they have made a couple of big additions, and we’ve ranked their new arrivals so far…
Ferran Torres 3/5
A score of 3/5 isn’t a knock on Torres’ talent, because he seems like an exceptional young player who has a high ceiling, but the fact is that he’s not going to improve City’s squad from last season.
Losing Leroy Sane and getting Torres doesn’t feel like a solid trade-off, with Sane being a former PFA Young Player of the Year winner and Torres having just six senior league goals to his name.
Of course, this is one for the future, Torres is just 20 years old and City have a number of solid wide players ahead of him in the pecking order such as Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.
It will be best to judge this transfer in four or five years, but right now this doesn’t look like a player who will make a huge impact in City’s title charge.