Man Utd ‘best placed’ to sign Pau Torres

Manchester United: Red Devils 'best placed' to sign Pau Torres - Manchester United News

manchester united are leading the race to sign Villarreal defender Pau Torres, according to a report by Spanish media WHAT (via Sports Witness).

The Truth: Hot Property

A rising star in Spain, the centre-back has previously attracted more attention Chelsea and Tottenham after a series of impressive performances by Unai Emery’s team.

The 25-year-old was at the heart of the team that won the European League last year, after beating United on penalties in the final, and also played every minute as the La Liga side reached the Champions League semi-finals this time before being eliminated by Liverpool.

With Erik ten Hag now in Manchester and the summer transfer window approaching, the Red Devils could be well positioned to land Torres…

Latest: United lead Torres’ transfer race

according to WHATtranslated by Sports WitnessUnited are believed to be the ‘best placed’ to sign the 17 caps International Spain.

The report claims the Red Devils’ rivals Manchester City and Liverpool “must not be ruled out” of the search for the 25-year-old, who was once hailed as a ‘incredible’ Emery’s player before stating that the defender was destined to play in the European elite.

It is also claimed that Tottenham remain in the picture to sign Torres, whose ‘intention is to leave’ Villarreal during the off-season.

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Despite rich defensive options on paper within the United squad, both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick struggled to settle in a permanent association of central defense when the Red Devils sent a huge 57 league goals in 2021/22, the same account they scored.

From a defensive point of view, only David de Gea came out of the campaign performing at his usual level, and the Spanish goalkeeper would certainly welcome the addition of his valued at £45 million compatriot to reinforce the defense of the Red Devils.

In 2021/22, Torres obtained an average of 6.86 who scored rating of his 33 La Liga outings, higher than any of Harry Maguire (6.65), Raphael Varane (6.78), Eric Bailey (6.28) and Victor Lindelof (6.50) could manage in the Premier League.

Bearing a stylistic resemblance to illustrious defenders such as Joel Matip, Leonardo Bonucci and Gerard Piqué and ranking in the top 1% of European centre-backs in terms of dribbles completed (FB Ref), the Spaniard appears to possess the defensive acumen and ball-playing ability that would make him the ideal man to strengthen Ten Hag’s side at defence.

In other news, Man Utd are also interested in a young South American, read more here

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