Valencia have reacted to this recent interest and have increased the player’s release clause from €25 million to €100 million. Now the LaLiga side are trying to renew his deal again with his current term expiring in 2021.
Torres, with four goals and two assists in the last seven games, was chosen as the best player of recent U-19 European Championships and has already accumulated more than 70 games for Valencia’s first team, quite a significant feat for a 19-year-old. Never in the club’s 100-year history has someone so young played so many times for “Los Che”.
Torres is today one of the group of emerging local talents at a club that prides itself with the ability to develop and bring through home-grown players along side the likes of Jaume Domenech, José Luis Gayà and Carlos Soler.
2) João Félix (20) Portugal/Atlético Madrid (Spain)
Following an excellent 2018/19 season with Lisbon based Benfica, João Felix found himself thrust into the global spotlight following a big summer move with LaLiga side Atletico Madrid paying 126 million euro for his signature in July, making the Portuguese striker the fourth most expensive player of all time.
His brief time in LaLiga has seen the striker shown glimmers of his natural talent but injury has hampered his progression and to date Felix has seen the net just four times in sixteen games for Diego Simeone’s side with optimism still high that the player can reproduce his 18/19 Liga Nos form in the Spanish top flight.
The striker’s progression at international level saw Fernando Santos give the forward his debut cap as Portugal faced Switzerland in the inaugural UEFA Nations League competition.
The hottest young striker currently in European football Erling Braut Haaland is the son of former Leeds United and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge Haaland with Erling making the move from Norway's Molde to the Austrian Bundesliga with RB Salzburg in January 2019.