The Spurs manager is setting his sights on some high-profile transfer targets as he looks to build a team capable of winning trophies next season, regardless of whether his side achieve a top-four finish.
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Tottenham Hotspur manager antonio conte reportedly wants the club to pounce on Villarreal Pau Torres after his last scouting mission during the LaLiga club Champions League defeat Liverpool on Tuesday.
The Yellow Submarine gave up a 2-0 lead to lose 3-2 on the night they collided at the semi-final stage, however, it seems Conte has seen enough of Torres to decide he wants him in north London next season, even though Spurs have wanted the Spaniard for the past two years. .
Following that midweek loss, Torres is eager to look for a new challenge in the summer and that has given him tottenham the encouragement that they can come to an agreement at the end of the season.
As reported by the daily mailSpurs believe they can give the 25-year-old the next best step in his career compared to others. Premier league suitors like manchester united Y manchester citybut first they will have to comply with their termination clause.
Despite interested parties hoping to take the Spanish international out of Villarreal for around £45m this summer, Unai Emery’s side are expected to retain their £55m release clause following their run to the La Liga semi-finals. of Champions this season.
In fact, Torres had resisted Tottenham’s attempts to sign him last year because he wanted to fulfill his ambition of playing in Europe’s top flight with his hometown club, but now that he has, Spurs they feel they have a huge advantage with their attempts to lure him to England once more.
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Despite being one of the best defenders in LaLiga and one of the most valued in Europe, before there were doubts about whether the central defender could cope with the physical demands of the Premier League, although this season he has improved.
However, in four games against Man Utd and Liverpool in this season’s Champions League, Torres has been part of a Villarreal defense that has lost all of those games and conceded nine goals in the process.
At the opposite end of that, helping the Yellow Submarine lift the 2020-21 Europa League title last season, in which they defeated the Red Devils, he has become one of three established defenders in the national team of Spain and narrowly missed out on the Nations League Title with La Roja in October.
It would certainly be a statement signing for the Spurs if they pulled it off, and it would dramatically improve their defensive options for next season, but they face stiff competition for their signing from Man Utd.
The Red Devils are desperate for reinforcements at the back and with Phil Jones and Eric Bailly looking like they could be moved in the summer, new boss Erik ten Hag will be looking to start fielding his replacements.
A new manager and a new project at Old Trafford will undoubtedly be an attractive proposition for Torres and difficult to ignore, but working under Conte in a team that does not need to start from scratch and could well play in the Champions League next season . It’s just as good an option, if not better.