Man City forward Ferran Torres has suffered a “small fracture” to his right foot while away on international duty with Spain, the club have confirmed.
The Premier League champions paid around £20m to sign him last summer from La Liga side Valencia.
Torres scored 13 goals from his 36 appearances last season and he has also started the 2021/22 term brightly.
The 21-year-old was with Spain during the international break for their games in the UEFA Nations League. They were beaten 2-1 by France in the final of the tournament.
Man City have now confirmed that their player picked up an injury during the break. They have revealed via their official website that he has suffered a “small fracture” and he will “continue to be monitored” in the coming days:
“Ferran Torres has suffered an injury to his right foot whilst on international duty.
“The City forward, who scored twice in Spain’s UEFA Nations League semi-final victory over Italy and also started the showpiece final against France, has picked up a small fracture.
“He has since returned to Manchester for tests and will continue to be monitored.
“ManCity.com will bring you further updates on Ferran’s recovery as we get them.”
“I just love the way he’s a step ahead of everyone else.
“What I loved about his performance against Andorra was his passing. He’s picking out balls like you’d expect to see from Kevin De Bruyne.
“He’s versatile – we saw him against Liverpool at left midfield, he can play as false No.9, a No.10, on the right.
“He looks like he will play where he’s told to play and not sulk because he wants to play in his preferred position.
“I love him and I think he’s the future of England.
“He needs to play every game. Tomorrow night, play him, find a position for him and keep him in that team.
“For me, Foden and [Jack] Grealish are the stars of England’s future. They both need to be in the England team.
“When you see them play at Man City together, you know they pop the ball off each other, they’re both great technical players.
“So, for me, he’s a future England star and he’s the star of now as well.”