“Pep encourages a really open, aggressive style, which I love, and he is a manager with a proven track record of improving players. To have him overseeing my development is a dream.”Guardiola is keen to strengthen his squad following the loss of their Premier League title to Liverpool — they have also agreed a £41 million fee for Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake.”We have followed Ferran’s progress closely and have been very impressed,” said City director of football Txiki Begiristain.”He is young and still developing, but his technical qualities are exactly what we are looking for in a winger. He is quick, direct, can create space with one movement and is capable of producing match-winning moments.” Torres can play on either wing and operate through the middle, with pace and an ability to beat players his main attributes.He made 44 appearances for Valencia last season, scoring six goals.Valencia tweeted: “You arrived at our Academy at 7 years old. We have been by your side through all this time seeing you grow as a footballer and as a person. At this point you have decided to separate our paths. @FerranTorres20 , we wish you the best with @ManCity.”Two-time defending champions City finished 18 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who were crowned champions in June after a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus. Topics : Manchester City have announced the signing of Valencia winger Ferran Torres on a five-year deal as Pep Guardiola looks to bolster his attacking options.The 20-year-old Spaniard, City’s first signing of the summer transfer window, has penned a five-year contract for a reported initial fee of £20.9 million ($27 million).”I am so happy to be joining City,” Torres told the Premier League club’s website. “Every player wants to be involved in attacking teams and Manchester City are one of the most attacking in world football.
Rush County, In. — The Indiana Department of Transportation is announcing a closure of SR 3 in both directions for nine miles between SR 44 in Rushville to US 40 near the town of Dunreith for chip sealing.During the closure, traffic will be detoured via SR 44, SR 1 and US 40.Crews are expected to begin work on or after Sunday, April 29 and is anticipated to take two weeks to complete.Chip Sealing/CoatingChip sealing treats roadway pavement at the optimal time to maximize its useful life. It will typically extend the life of the roadway surface for three to five years. It also provides waterproofing, crack sealing and improved traction. Chip sealing is an important component of INDOT’s pavement preservation program, which determines the optimum balance between preventive maintenance expenditures and capital expenditures. Besides cost savings, other benefits of chip sealing are:Improved safetyFewer construction delays compared to rehabilitation or reconstruction projectsBetter appearance with optional fog seal applicationGreater value, as chip sealing allows more miles of road to be treated and extends the life of current pavement by three to five years