Manchester City new boy Ferran Torres has revealed how Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo will inspire him on his new Premier League journey.

Torres, 20, is understood to be on the brink of a £24.5m move to City, and will sign a five-year contract.

The Spain U21 international was an almost ever-present for Valencia last season in La Liga and the Champions League.

Torres was used mainly as a right-winger, but can play anywhere across the forward line, much like another renown attacker - Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo started at United as a right-midfielder before becoming a striker at Real Madrid.

And Torres admits that his all-round game is how he models his own.

City are still chasing Valencia forward Ferran Torres as they look to replace Leroy Sane
City are still chasing Valencia forward Ferran Torres as they look to replace Leroy Sane

Speaking exclusively to European Football Expert Guillem Balague, he said: “For me, Cristiano above all is a great reference not just because of the way he plays his football but also because of the way he carries himself away from football.

“It is worthy of admiration and I would like to follow his steps.”

On his best position and potentially adapting in future years like Ronaldo, he added: “Maybe my best position at the moment is on the flanks but with the passing years when I get a bit older and perhaps lose a bit of speed and the power that I am known for then maybe I will finish playing inside because I have played there in the past.

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“Something else they have instilled in me since I was small is that the more positions you can cover on the pitch then the more possibilities you have to play and the more you can contribute.”

Ronaldo is known for his incredible work ethic, both on the pitch and in the gym.

And Torres claims that he has followed a similar path to the Portuguese, insisting that he loves to be on the training ground far more than on the sofa.

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“With me it’s always been a case of arriving before everyone. Before training has begun, and later if necessary I will stay but I am also a believer in the necessity of resting well.

“The truth is I am a very stubborn person and I enjoy training and I did not enjoy resting but wanted to get better all the time. I thought I could do it and sometimes they had to put the brakes on me.”