Ferran Torres surely needs more PL minutes from now on for Manchester City
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Ferran Torres surely needs more PL minutes from now on for Manchester City

Manchester City are in a healthy position in the Premier League.

The Citizens sit top of the pile having taken 71 points from 30 games.

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Manchester United lead the chasing pack on 57 points and realistically, the gap is big enough for City to feel confident of getting the job done.

It will therefore be a good chance for Peop Guardiola to start thinking about giving more minutes to some of the lesser used players in his squad.

One man he should definitely be thinking about giving more minutes to after the international break is Ferran Torres.

The winger joined last summer from Valencia in a reported £20 million (BBC Sport), and has had a pretty good season considering the level of competition for the forward positions.

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The 21-year-old has scored eight goals and made three assists in 28 appearances across all competitions so far.

Considering his age and the fact he’s come to a new country and also often played out of position, it’s a really good return.

Torres – who bagged his fifth goal for Spain against Georgia on his ninth cap over the international break – clearly has immense promise, and it would be great to see him get a few more opportunities in the Premier League going forwards.

Great chance for Torres to shine

It’s important for Torres to get a good amount of minutes in preparation for next season which is when he could explode, just like Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva did in their second campaigns.

This first year has been all about him getting to grips with the league and the culture of English football.

He’s done very well so far and it seems like everything is going to plan with his development.

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There are some ‘good’ fixtures coming up such as Leeds United, Crystal Palace Newcastle United and Brighton – teams that are known to ship a lot of goals.

The temptation for Pep will be to be ruthless and play the likes of Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Bernando Silva and Phil Foden at every opportunity, but Torres definitely needs more starts in a potentially ideal period for his development.

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