Manchester City have faced a host of defensive dilemmas this season, with injuries to fledgling defenders Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker plaguing the Citizens over the past month.
This was compounded by both John Stones and Nathan Ake being injured in Manchester City’s recent midweek Premier League game – a 3-0 win over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.
It’s issues like this that are likely to encourage Manchester City to look for a new defender in the upcoming summer transfer window, with a few possible options for the Citizens’ latest defensive signing.
One of those players who is said to have caught the attention of the Manchester City board is Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, who has played for the Spanish club for 20 years after joining in 2002, aged just six. the youth academy of the club came. old.
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The Villarreal-born player, now 25, is the subject of transfer interest from Manchester City, and the club have also been in touch with Pau Torres’ agent, according to Cadena SER journalist Xavi Sidro.
Sidro claims that Manchester City are in fact ‘direct their eyes‘ on the defender, whose recent showings for Villarreal have ‘attractedthe Premier League side.
In the quotes translated and passed on by Sport Witness, Sidro also claims that Manchester City’contacted‘ the agent of Pau Torres, but have not made a formal offer, involving the representatives of the defender’receive interest‘ from both Manchester clubs.
Pau Torres’ current contract has a €70 million buyout clause, but Villarreal will reportedly listen to lower offers. Notably, Tottenham Hotspur made a €50 million offer last summer, which was approved by the La Liga side, but Torres himself declined, preferring to stay and play Champions League football.
Both the Yellow Submarine and Pau Torres have had a fantastic Champions League campaign with Villarreal this season, reaching the semi-finals for the second time in the club’s history, having defeated both Juventus and Bayern Munich along the way.
Villarreal now faces Liverpool in the semi-finals, and Pau Torres is expected to be key to hopes the team in yellow make it to a first-ever Champions League final in May.
Torres has played a total of 127 games to date, scoring 10 goals for the Yellow Submarine since his first-team debut in 2017.
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