Man United are looking to bring in a new centre-half this year, with the club asking Erik ten Hag for his thoughts on Pau Torres.
Old Trafford heard more boos, sighs and moans this season than it has done for as long as I can remember. Partly due to the poor attitude from the players.
What’s most concerned me this season is the flimsy back line. Despite hundreds of millions being spent on new defenders, Manchester United ranked amongst the worst in the Premier League for goals conceded.
Hence, the club are looking to sign a new central defender this summer. That’s according to the Manchester Evening News.
One name consistently linked with a United switch recently is Pau Torres, with the MEN providing some intriguing information over the last 24 hours.
Apparently, initial talks have taken place to gauge the possibility of a move for Torres. On top of that, United have consulted Erik ten Hag about potentially signing the 25-year-old who currently plies his trade for Villarreal.
Torres was actually placed on a five-man shortlist when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was in charge but at that time, the club ended up signing Raphael Varane.
Obviously, Torres’ name has remained in the conversation, but now United have to ensure the Spaniard would fit into Ten Hag’s plans before making any concrete move to bring in the defender.
Torres’ current deal runs until 2024, though what’s interesting is that it contains a release clause of around £51m. In this day and age, that’s pretty reasonable…
As is going to be the case all summer, United’s lack of Champions League football on offer could come back to haunt them. As soon as a side who will feature in next season’s premier continental competition shows any sort of interest in Torres, that all-but ends our pursuit of him.
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