Manchester United is reportedly monitoring Villarreal CF center-back Pau Torres.
The Spaniard was on the club’s radar the previous two summers before the club decided to sign Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
Torres’ current contract expires in 2024, so Villarreal will have to make a decision next summer.
According to La Razon, United are willing to take advantage of Torres’ contract situation in order to acquire him for less than €65 million.
Torres has established himself as one of the best center-backs across Europe.
His physicality and ball-playing ability instantly make him such an appealing option.
He is very much the modern-day center-back suited to a team that plays out from the back.
Torres is a great reader of the game and always positions himself well.
He would be ideal in Ten Hag’s possession-based system.
The 25-year-old is now a regular starter for the Spain national team. His performances have improved every year, and it looks like he is ready to take the next step in his career.
At United, Martinez currently occupies Torres’ favored left center back position and does not look like giving it up any time soon.
Ten Hag is said to want to strengthen in other areas, so it is to be seen whether United decide to pursue this deal next summer.