It is safe to say that Manchester United have made considerable progress at the back through the course of this season. It was not too long ago that their defence was considered a weakness but now they are keeping clean sheets on a consistent basis.
The biggest reason for that is the flourishing partnership between Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof. The duo are in great form at the moment but even then, it does feel like it is an area in which the squad can be improved even further.
A number of centre-backs have been linked with the Red Devils over the past several months. And one of them is Villarreal’s Pau Torres.
The 24-year-old has emerged as one of the brightest defenders in La Liga over the past couple of seasons. And as reported by ESPN, Villarreal might accept offers closer to €50 million for Torres although he is believed to have a release clause of around €65 million..
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Torres could be a great signing for Manchester United
Torres would be a good signing on the part of Manchester United for a variety of reasons. Most importantly, he is a great defender who has already made 7 appearances for the Spanish national team. And he is left-footed as well, which would be a brilliant tactical fit for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side at the back.
Now, he is not the only player who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford over the past several months. In fact, players like Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane, Nikola Milenkovic, Jules Kounde and many others are believed to be potential targets for the Premier League giants in the upcoming summer transfer window.
But if they ended up signing Torres, it should be considered a major coup on the part of the Red Devils and a move that they would be delighted with. What will actually happen, remains to be seen though.