Manchester United linked with numerous top quality center backs and the latest reports coming from Spain suggest that their priority is to lure Pau Torres from Villareal.
According to Sport (news image provided below), the Old Trafford club understand that the La Roja star is the ideal candidate to partner skipper Harry Maguire in the central defense next season.
The well known Spanish media outlet have claimed that the Red Devils also have Ramos, Varane and Kounde on their radar but to lure Torres, who is strong and can play from the back, is their key objective.
Sport claim that Man Utd will start talks with Villareal to secure the signing of the 24-year-old star after the end of the European Championships. However, the star defender is not going to come for cheap.
His current contract with the Yellow Submarine will expire in 2024 and it is stated that if Man Utd really want to get his signing done then they must realize that the El Madrigal outfit will not negotiate on the fee. They will only sell their prized asset if the 65 million euros release clause (£56million) is met
Torres was a key member of the Villareal squad that won the Europa League title last term under the guidance of Unai Emery and he is currently at the Euros with the national side. Spain will collide against Croatia in the Round of 16 contest on Monday.
Over the years, the Red Devils have signed central defenders like Lindelof, Bailly and Maguire but they have never been consistently good at the back. Ole needs a solid central defensive partnership to challenge the likes of City, Chelsea and Liverpool for the title next season.
In your view, should Man Utd spend £56million to secure the signing of Pau Torres?