The former midfielder can appreciate why the interesting winger is attracting so an awful lot attention, however hopes to see him stay loyal to his home-town club.
Ferran Torres is anticipated to be the subject of “a lot offers” this summer, with Barcelona and Liverpool stated to be amongst his suitors, however Valencia legend Gaizka Mendieta wants to see the interesting winger stay put.
At 20 years of age, a product of Los Che’s academy system has emerged as one of the freshest possibilities in European football.
His plausible has been referred to through leading sides in Spain and throughout the continent, with big-money bids expected to be tabled at some stage.
Mendieta concedes that Valencia are going to face a battle when it comes to a home-grown star.
Torres is solely under contract till 2021, which means a big decision will have to be made this summer, with two extension proposals having already been knocked back at Mestalla.
Mendieta, who spent eight years with Valencia in his playing career, told Tribal Football : “Ferran Torres is already very good and I’m positive there will be a lot of offers at the end of the season.
“For the sake of Valencia, we hope to see him in the club for many years.
“Valencia has always produced super talents like Carlos Soler and Gaya and so many different players in the past and I’m certain it will continue to do so.
“Let’s hope that the big talents stay in the club for as long as possible.”
Sources close to talks with Torres have revealed to Goal that Torres continues to shun efforts to get him tied down on fresh terms.
He has his heart set on taking on a new assignment away from his home-town comfort zone.
There is no scarcity of interest when it comes to the promising forward, with Liverpool and Barcelona far from the only ones in the hunt for a prized signature.
Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund are invariably in the market for promising youngsters, whilst Serie A champions Juventus are additionally piecing collectively recruitment plans with one eye on the future.
Torres has taken in 88 competitive appearances for Valencia to date, recording 9 goals, with the target found on six occasions alongside seven assists in the current campaign.