Manchester United Desperate to Sign a New Centre-Back From Spanish Club Villarreal

Manchester United Desperate to Sign a New Centre-Back From Spanish Club Villarreal

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM
  • Pau Torres was part of the Villarreal team that defeated Manchester United in the Europa League last month
  • The center-back’s brilliant performance has seen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side attracted and want to sign the defender
  • United believe they can complete the impressive Pau Torres’ signing before the start of the upcoming football season

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Premier League club Manchester United are on the trail of another defender and they have set sights on Villarreal center-back Pau Torres.

Manchester Evening News are reporting that the Red Devils have made the 24-year-old an option and are already working on bringing him to the Old Trafford.

It was gathered that United are believing that a possible deal for the player could be completed during the summer as soon as the Euro 2020 championship is over.

Manchester United Desperate to Sign a New Centre-Back From Spanish Club Villarreal
Pau Torres on the radar of Manchester United. Photo: Angel Martinez
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United had listed Torres among five prospects in the new year including Raphael Varane who is also included

And following his performance for Villarreal in the Europa League final last month, Man Utd officials are now desperate in landing him.

While the club are edging nearer to a deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund they are still prioritising a move for a new centre-back and Torres' natural ability as a left-footer make him an ideal candidate to be the long-term partner for club captain Harry Maguire.

Torres has a release clause in his current deal which lies in the region of €60million after he penned a contract extension until 2024 two years ago.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly stepped up their chase for Norwegian striker Erling Haaland following their plans to include Tammy Abraham in the £60 million bid they intend to offer.

Real Madrid and Manchester City among other clubs are also interested in the 20-year-old who scored 41 goals and 12 assists in 41 appearances for Borussia Dortmund last season.

He wrapped the 2020-21 season up winning the DFB Pokal Cup, beating RB Leipzig 4-1 in the final, and scoring twice in the proceedings. Jadon Sancho also scored a brace in the encounter.

The Stamford Bridge outfit is hoping to make an early impact on the player reasons they are making their move early. earlier reported that Premier League club Manchester City have reportedly made a blockbuster transfer bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane to the tune of £100million.

Sky Sports are reporting that the Etihad Stadium outfit are ready to swoop on the striker after he expressed his willingness to leave Spurs.

Manchester City made an opening offer worth £100million for Harry Kane as they continue to shop for Sergio Aguero's replacement.

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.