New Man City signing blasts former teammate: ‘He wasn’t a good captain’

Fresh Manchester City signing Ferran Torres has blasted his former captain Dani Parejo. The young Spanish winger completed a €25m transfer from Valencia to Man City on Tuesday and he now feels he is able to speak openly of his relationship with Parejo, claiming the Valencia captain blamed him for the sacking of former manager Marcelino.

“I have to say that after three years of experience in the first team, all of this helped me mature and become mentally strong”, Torres told during an interview with Marca. “Parejo is a great player but personally I have never had a relationship with him. When I joined the first team, when I was 17 years old, many weeks passed before he said a simple ‘Good morning’ to me.”

“I don’t think he was a good captain with me”, Torres added. “The worst came with the departure of Marcelino. Kangin (Lee) and I were used as culprits in the locker room.” Torres made 44 appearances for Valencia last season, scoring six goals across all competitions. On Tuesday he signed a five-year deal at Manchester City, becoming their first signing of the summer.