Pau Torres favors Manchester United move to Real Madrid

Pau Torres favors Manchester United move to Real Madrid

Pau Torres is reportedly ready to snub Real Madrid and join Manchester United instead in the summer transfer window.

According to a report from El Gol Digital, Manchester United have received a major boost in their pursuit of Pau Torres. The Spain international is in favor of a move to Old Trafford instead of Real Madrid in the summer transfer window and has also communicated his decision to Villarreal.

Pau Torres has established himself as one of La Liga’s best defenders since finally enjoying a breakthrough season with Villarreal in 2019/20. This term he only got stronger, having become a central figure on Unai Emery’s side, making 32 appearances in all competitions while scoring 3 goals.

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However, ahead of the summer transfer window, it looks like the 24-year-old may be ready to leave Villarreal, with his exploits attracting interest from a number of top clubs across Europe. The main contenders, however, are Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Real Madrid face a precarious situation over the future of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane as negotiations to renew the former have dragged on for months now as some claim the latter is looking for a new adventure this summer. While a move for David Alaba has been mentioned, the You meringues would likely need another center-back this summer.

To that end, they’ve set their sights on Torres for a possible move this summer. However, Real Madrid have faced stiff competition from Manchester United in pursuit of the Spaniard, with the Red Devils keen to strengthen their core defense ahead of next season.

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Interest in Torres makes a lot of sense, given Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly’s struggles with their respective form issues. Additionally, Axel Tuanzebe has yet to gain a foothold in the first-team setup, while captain Harry Maguire has also been prone to the weird mistake. To that end, Torres is a viable target for Manchester United.

It was also recently emerged that the 24-year-old was set to join the Premier League giants, and now it looks like he is keen to move to Old Trafford before Real Madrid. His € 65million valuation is also part of Manchester United’s budget and for all intents and purposes it looks like a summer move is on the horizon.

In fact, Torres has already communicated his decision to Villarreal according to the report and it could be a formality for him to move to Manchester United next summer. As for Real Madrid, they need to quickly turn their attention to another target to strengthen their bottom line when the transfer window opens in the coming months.


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