Ferran Torres is ready to start individual training sessions after his foot fracture injury in boost for Pep Guardiola with Manchester City in hopes that the Spaniard can return to action next month
- Ferran Torres is ready to step up his rehabilitation after his foot fracture
- The Man City striker sustained the injury while playing for Spain in October
- Torres, 21, has returned to Manchester to begin individual training sessions
- A return before January would come as a big boost for boss Pep Guardiola
Ferran Torres is ready to step up his rehabilitation after an injury in which the Manchester City striker hopes to return before the New Year.
The 21-year-old suffered a foot fracture while on international service with Spain in October, with Pep Guardiola predicting he would miss three months.
Sportsmail understands that Torres flew back to Manchester on Tuesday after starting his recovery abroad and is ready to begin individual sessions with City’s medical department.
Ferran Torres increases his return to full fitness in a big boost for Manchester City
The 21-year-old broke his foot while on international caps with Spain last month
Torres is expected to be out of action for another month, but any involvement with Guardiola’s team before January would be ahead of schedule.
The news serves as a boost for City, who now count him as their only recognized striker after the winger was transformed into a more central role last season.
Gabriel Jesus looks to his future on the right wing and has excelled in that area so far this campaign, with Phil Foden, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling used as fake nines.
Record goal scorer Sergio Aguero left Etihad Stadium this summer and City were prevented from signing a replacement after turning their attention to Tottenham’s Harry Kane after Erling Haaland.
The City striker begins individual sessions and may be back as soon as next month
Torres’ return will be a huge boost for Pep Guardiola as he is his only out and out attacker
Torres has impressed as he has provided opportunities at City, scoring 16 goals in 32 starts since signing from Valencia for nearly £ 21m.
Guardiola has consistently rejected the idea that his team could not challenge on all fronts during this period without a front-line striker, but being able to call on Torres would add another dimension.
City have also lacked teen striker Liam Delap – who was expected to play more regularly – with ankle and hip problems, and he remains out of the game.