Manchester United have been linked with a number of players over the past several months as it looks like they will be active in the upcoming summer transfer window, in their quest to improve the team further and ultimately challenge for titles on a consistent basis once again.
In that regard, the club are expected to sign a centre-back in the summer. While the partnership of Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof has improved a lot over the course of the past few months and they are now keeping clean sheets on a consistent basis, the duo still have their shortcomings.
As a result, it should not be surprising to see the Red Devils target another centre-back and one of the names that has been linked with the club in recent times is that of Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
Torres reportedly has a €60 million release clause in his current contract. According to El Desmarque and as reported by Manchester Evening News, Manchester United appear to have moved ahead of Real Madrid in the transfer race for the 24-year-old.
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Torres could be a brilliant signing for Manchester United
Torres could prove to be a terrific fit at Old Trafford. He was reportedly being viewed as the successor to Sergio Ramos at Real Madrid, which shows how highly he is regarded in Spain.
He is also a left-footed defender, which is another massive tactical reason why he could fit in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s setup, which currently lacks a player like him. Thus, it is not hard to see why the club would want him.
It remains to be seen whether the Red Devils can ultimately get a deal done for the Villarreal star though. He has a €60 million release clause but it looks like the La Liga side could be open to a player-plus-cash offer as well in the current financial climate.