He has long been linked to Juventus with the signing of Pau Torres and the Spanish defender could finally leave Villarreal soon.
Torres has emerged as one of the best defenders in Europe in recent seasons and the Yellow Submarines have been lucky to keep him.
However, he will eventually leave and that could happen at the end of this season.
As Juve rebuild their squad, the defender would be a perfect fit for his new team, however it doesn’t look like they will win the race for his signature.
A report on Tuttomercatoweb reveals that he is now on the radar of Aston Villa, who have named their former boss Unai Emery as their latest manager.
The report states that the English could sign for him in January or at the end of this season.
Juve FC says
Juve have more pedigree than Villa and it shouldn’t be difficult for players to pick us over the EPL side.
However, because we have been astute with our purchases, Villa will likely win the race for his signature.
Torres could be influenced by a better salary offer and the chance to continue his development with Emery at another club because the manager knows him so well.