There is currently more uncertainty than usual around Manchester City.

After 10 intense months of bunkering down together and producing one of their greatest triumphs, the players and coaching staff have dispersed either for holiday or for participation with their national teams.

Defeat in the Champions League final was a rough ending to what had been another stellar season, and more importantly there does not feel to be any momentum towards next season. With so many in the current squad as well as transfer targets occupied at the European Championship for the next month, plans to sign a replacement for Sergio Aguero and finalise the squad for the next challenges remains far from complete.

With Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling all linked with moves away from the club, one of the only members of the attack that can definitely be said to be at the Etihad next season is Ferran Torres. Bought from Valencia last summer for an initial £21m, the 21-year-old was seen as an exciting long-term prospect.

It's fair to say Torres impressed Pep Guardiola in his first season. There may have been some mutual frustrations along the way as they both adjusted to each other yet the youngster's knack for goal earned him a surprise elevation at the beginning when injuries bit elsewhere before getting some deserved game time at the back end of the season that set him up well for next year.

Torres is a signing in the same bracket as Leroy Sane and Bernardo Silva were: young prospects bought for a considerable but not enormous fee that were seen as bargains who would need time to settle. Sane won the PFA Young Player of the Year in his second season while Bernardo was the (unofficial) best player in the league in his, so no pressure on Torres but that is the category that he is seen in.

And in a summer where there are no guarantees over many in the squad, City more than ever need the young Spaniard to make good on the expectations around him to avoid having another issue to deal with next season.

The Euros will be particularly interesting for Torres from a City perspective. Part of the integration process for new signings at the Etihad is feeling that they can shine in what is a squad packed with world-class players, and there are few bigger stages than this summer tournament to make or break stars.

Torres has had a brilliant start to his international career, finding form even when he was struggling at City with a brilliant hat-trick against Germany. With Luis Enrique opting for youth over experience in his squad for this tournament, the former Valencia man has the world at his feet if he can show the nose for goal that Enrique and Guardiola know he has.

A strong Spain should make for a stronger City at the beginning of next season, particularly in the case of Torres.