Manchester United ‘will have to pay at least £43m for Villarreal defender Pau Torres’ as LaLiga side refuse to sell him for less than his release clause… and figure will rise to over £56m in final 15 days of the summer transfer window
- Pau Torres has established himself as one of Europe’s best young defenders
- The Spanish international has made 27 appearances in LaLiga this season
- Real Madrid also reportedly interested in signing the 24-year-old centre back
Manchester United reportedly want to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres, but have been quoted a fee of £43million to complete a deal for the 24-year-old.
Torres has established himself as one of Europe’s most promising centre backs over the past two seasons, and has attracted interest from around the continent.
According to AS, the Red Devils have made signing the Spanish international a ‘priority’, but Villarreal will not sell for less than his release clause.
Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Villarreal defender Pau Torres
But Villarreal manager Unai Emery sees the 24-year-old centre back as a key part of his plans
However, the fee for the imposing central defender is set to rise to £56m in the final 15 days of the transfer window.
Torres is a mainstay of Unai Emery’s team and they’re not considering the possibility of selling him this summer.
The LaLiga side are under no pressure to sell as his contract runs until 2024.
Real Madrid also retain an interest in Torres and reportedly made contact with Villarreal months ago to enquire about his situation.
Victor Lindelof (left) and Eric Bailly (right) have failed to establish themselves in United’s team
Torres has made 27 appearances in LaLiga this season, scoring two goals.
He made his debut for the Spanish national team in 2019 and has gone on to win seven caps.
Manchester United have made no secret of their desire to sign another centre half to partner Harry Maguire.
The Red Devils have played Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof alongside the England defender, but both have failed to establish themselves in United’s first team.