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Man United hold ‘concrete talks’ with Villarreal over Pau Torres

Man United hold ‘concrete talks’ with Villarreal over Pau Torres

Torres impressing with Villarreal

Pau Torres is a product of Spanish outfit Villarreal’s youth system.

After honing his craft on loan with Malaga, Torres has since returned to Villarreal, where he has cemented himself as a key figure in Unai Emery’s side.

The 24-year-old has notched 38 appearances across all competitions for El Submarino Amarillo this term, playing a crucial role in their fight for a European spot, and journey to this season’s Europa League semi-finals.

The seven-time capped international has also demonstrated his impressive passing range and ability on the ball over the last few seasons, a trait all top centre-backs need to possess in the modern game.

Man United hold ‘concrete talks’ with Villarreal over Pau Torres

Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reacts during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Manchester United at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on January 12, 2021. (Photo by Clive Brunskill / POOL / AFP)

Man United linked with Torres

In turn, after continuing to impress for club and country alike, Torres has seemingly caught the eye of one of Europe’s biggest clubs.

Manchester City and Chelsea were linked with the Spaniard last year, with the former having of course since secured the services of Ruben Dias.

However, it is Manchester United who are now expressing an interest in Torres.

The Spaniard is a left-footed central defender, who would likely make a solid partner for Harry Maguire.

Reports stemming from Italy, meanwhile, suggest that United hold a strong interest in the ball-playing defender.

Journalist Gianluigi Longari has even gone as far as to claim that the Reds have held concrete talks with Villarreal for Torres.

The defender, though, is unlikely to come cheap, with it claimed that his contract – which runs until 2024 – contains a €65m release clause.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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