According to reports in Spain, Manchester United were interested in signing Ferran Torres from Valencia, but the Spaniard turned down a move to Old Trafford in favour of a move to Manchester City.
Further details of the report from Spanish outlet AS claim United held early talks with the player after identifying him as an alternative to Jadon Sancho.
The 20-year-old had just a year left on his deal at Valencia, City were able to sign the winger ahead of United for just £20.8million and on a five-year deal.
It is believed Torres move to the Etihad Stadium because he was more convinced by Pep Guardiola’s City project, than that of Solskjaer and United.
Torres admitted playing under Guardiola was the reason for joining our local rivals.
He said: “I am so happy to be joining City. Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City are one of the most attacking in world football.
“Pep (Guardiola) encourages a really open, aggressive style, which I love, and he is a manager with a proven track record of improving players.
“To have him overseeing my development is a dream.
“City have won plenty of trophies in the last ten years and I hope I can play a role in continuing that success.”