Ferran Torres: This is why I left Valencia
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Ferran Torres: This is why I left Valencia

Manchester City's new recruit Ferran Torres says he left Valencia after the Spanish club failed to name him the captain and one of their highest-paid players. 

The 20-year-old wingers joined former English Premier League champions in a deal worth £21, and how now revealed why left the La Liga side. 

"I wanted to stay and I put forward the conditions to do so. They weren't above the club's means," he told Marca.

Torres revealed that he asked for the captaincy and a wage increase, he also wanted Valencia owner Peter Lim to be involved in any talks over a new deal with them.

"I wanted two of the three, but none were fulfilled. I know they're not in the same position as big European clubs, but I was able to lead that project and wanted to be treated as such," said the Spain Under-21 international.

Torres added that he started thinking about leaving Valencia last summer soon after helping Spain win European Under-19 Championship. He made up his mind about moving to the Premier League after speaking to City manager Pep Guardiola.

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