Manchester United are reportedly keeping an eye on Villarreal CF centre-back Pau Torres.
The Spaniard has been on the club’s radar for the past two summers before deciding to sign Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
Torres’ current contract runs until 2024, so Villarreal will be forced to make a decision next summer.
According to La Razón, United are willing to take advantage of Torres’ contractual situation to get him for less than 65 million euros.
Torres has established himself as one of the best central defenders in all of Europe.
His physique and his ability to play the ball instantly make him a very attractive option.
He is very much the right modern centre-back for a team that plays from behind.
Torres is a great reader of the game and always positions himself well.
It would be ideal in Ten Hag’s possession-based system.
The 25-year-old is now a regular starter for the Spanish national team. His performances have improved every year and it seems that he is ready to take the next step in his career.
At United, Martinez currently occupies Torres’ preferred position of left central defender and doesn’t look like he’s giving it up anytime soon.
Ten Hag is said to want to strengthen himself in other areas, so it remains to be seen if United decide to pursue this deal next summer.
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