Manchester City: Ferran Torres ready to start the individual sessions in a big boost for Pep Guardiola
Ferran Torres is poised to begin individual training sessions after his broken foot injury to propel Pep Guardiola to Manchester City in hopes that the Spaniard can return to action next month.
- Ferran Torres is ready to intensify his rehabilitation from his foot fracture
- The Man City forward suffered the injury while playing for Spain in October
- Torres, 21, has returned to Manchester to begin individual training sessions.
- A return before January would be a great boost for coach Pep Guardiola
Ferran Torres is set to step up his rehabilitation from injury, with the Manchester City forward hoping to return to action before the New Year.
The 21-year-old suffered a broken foot while on international service with Spain in October, and Pep Guardiola predicted he would miss three months.
Sportsmail understands that Torres flew back to Manchester on Tuesday after beginning his recovery abroad and is prepared to begin individual sessions with City’s medical department.
Ferran Torres intensifies his return to top form in a big boost for Manchester City
The 21-year-old broke his foot while off international duty with Spain last month.
Torres is expected to be a month away from action, but any involvement in Guardiola’s squad before January would be ahead of schedule.
The news acts as a boost for City, who now count him as their only recognized striker after the winger became a more central role last season.
Gabriel Jesus sees his future on the right wing, excelling in that area so far this season, with Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling used as false nines.
Record scorer Sergio Agüero left Etihad Stadium in the summer and City were frustrated signing a replacement after turning their attention to Tottenham’s Harry Kane after Erling Haaland.
The City forward starts individual sessions and could be back next month
Torres return will be a great boost for Pep Guardiola, as it is his only outing and out forward
Torres has impressed when given opportunities at City, scoring 16 goals in 32 starts since signing from Valencia for nearly £ 21 million.
Guardiola has consistently refuted the idea that his team cannot challenge on all fronts this season without a front-line forward, but being able to call in Torres would offer a different dimension.
City have also lost teenage forward Liam Delap, who was expected to participate more regularly, with ankle and hip problems, and remains out.