'Crooked' Valencia staff trying to smear my image, says City recruit Torres

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Ferran Torres believes "crooked" Valencia employees are attempting to smear his image following his move to Manchester City.
Torres joined City for an initial £21.1million (A$38 million) on Tuesday, putting pen to paper on a five-year contract at the Etihad Stadium to replace the departed Leroy Sane.

The Spain Under-21 international acknowledged he was not leaving Valencia on the best of terms having failed to see eye to eye with certain members of the media and the club's hierarchy.

"On the one hand, [I am] excited and happy, but at the same time sad because I'm leaving my club. Valencia game me everything and trained me since I was seven," Torres told Marca.

You arrived at our Academy at 7 years old. We have been by your side through all this time seeing you grow as a footballer and as a person. At this point you have decided to separate our paths. @FerranTorres20, we wish you the best with @ManCity

➡️ https://t.co/zz0Tfg7Ol2 pic.twitter.com/rry5GXzGNb — Valencia CF 🦇🍊🌊 (@valenciacf_en) August 4, 2020

"I've had hard times there and that's why I ended up leaving, but I want to emphasise that I'm very grateful to Valencia and will always support them.

"The problem is that there are people within the club and…
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