Liverpool: 3 alternatives to signing Jadon Sancho this summer

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Ferran Torres, Valencia
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2. Ferran Torres

The 20-year old came up through Valencia’s academy, making his first-team debut in 2017 at just 17-years old. Now, Torres is a regular starter for Albert Celades‘ side, making 25 appearances for Los Che this term, scoring four goals and tallying four assists.

He’s appeared in the starting eleven 20 times as well while also making five starts in Champions League competition. At such a young age, Torres is getting a ton of experience in one of Europe’s top leagues and although his output doesn’t seem outstanding, he’s an exciting young player.

Torres is usually deployed out wide on the right of Valencia’s attack as he loves to use his technicality to take on players and cut inside towards goal. He’s extremely quick and swift with his feet. Although he hasn’t scored a lot, Torres has generated some world-class finishes and could be a serious goal-scorer in the near future.

Liverpool doesn’t have any solid options behind their front three and with talk that Mo Salah could leave for Real Madrid if Los Blancos can’t sign Kylian Mbappe, Torres could fit in on the right side of Klopp’s attack.

Torres would cost around 50 million euros for Liverpool but at such a young age, he has limitless potential. The Valencia starlet has played meaningful minutes on the Champions League stage as well, so he’s definitely mature beyond his years. Even if Salah does stay with the Reds, Torres would be a player who could definitely see playing time and eventually, be a mainstay at Anfield.