Pau Torres He is one of the most famous defenders on the European scene. The two seasons that the consolidated has been in the center of Villarreal’s rear have served to attract the attention of all the greats of Europe. If last season Manchester City was the club that was very close to trying to sign him, this season it is United’s neighbors who have him marked as a priority transfer. In fact, the interest of the ‘Red Devils’ in the Spanish defender has become an obsession. For months, the English press has reported United’s predisposition to take over the 24-year-old defender. A supposed principle of agreement between both clubs was even leaked, something that is not true. These same reports from the English press assure that the player has already given the Old Trafford team his yes, a situation that the footballer’s environment flatly denies.
As AS has learned, there are currently no offers for Pau Torres, but Villarreal is not willing to negotiate its sale and refers to its termination clause, which is 50 million and rises to 65 in the last 15 days of the market. The Castellón club is aware that the center-back is one of its most valuable footballers, but also a fundamental piece in Unai Emery’s schemes, so they are not considering his sale this summer.
If Manchester United and its media machinery do not stop making public their interest in Pau Torres, the antithesis is represented by Real Madrid. The white club has also had its eyes on the Villarreal defender, but his movements have been much more discreet than those of United. In fact, The Madrid leadership already asked Villarreal for months about the situation of the central defender. It was a simple informal consultation, but revealing that it is to the liking of the white club. At the moment, the player has a contract with Villarreal until 2024 and does not consider a change of scene.