Spain International Pau Torres linked with a transfer to Spurs
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Recent reports have linked Antonio Conte’s Tottenham with a move for Villarreal central defender Pau Torres.
Football Reporter Dean Jones, writing for GiveMeSport, has tipped the Lilywhites to make a move for the Spaniard.
According to the article, Spurs have held an interest in the centre-back previously and there is a realistic chance that they may look into the possibility of signing him. It was reported by the Daily Mail back in June 2022 that he has a release clause of £55m in his Villarreal contract.
Ex-Villarreal and current Aston Villa Head Coach Unai Emery spoke about the Spaniard to football. London back in March 2021, and he was full of praise for the defender.
Emery said: “Pau Torres is an amazing player – I think he’s top.
“I’ve been a coach in Sevilla, PSG, Arsenal and I’ve never seen a centre back like Pau Torres.
“I think he’s going to play at the highest level, he’s playing now in the national team but he can play in the top teams in Europe very soon.”
Pau Francisco Torres is a graduate of the Villarreal youth academy, and he was sent out on loan to Spanish second-division side Malaga in August 2018, with whom he had a successful spell.
He was a regular in the starting eleven in 2018/19, making 40 appearances for the club in all competitions, ending with 74 points and a 3rd place finish in the league. He was promptly recalled from his loan by the yellow submarine.
Torres has been a regular for Villarreal’s first team ever since and in the 2019/20 season he made 34 appearances in LaLiga, helping his team to 5th place with 60 points, qualifying for European football.
The central defender was also part of the team that won the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League title, beating Manchester United on penalties in the final.
Last season, Torres and Villarreal finished 7th on 59 points, once again qualifying for European football.
He is adept at passing the ball, and has completed 768 passes in 14 matches so far this season – the 3rd highest in the squad, and the 7th most in LaLiga.
Overall, he has so far made 150 appearances for Villarreal, scoring 11 goals and providing 5 assists for his teammates.
In terms of market value, Torres currently ranks highly. He is the 79th worldwide, 14th in LaLiga and he is ranked as the most expensive player in the Villarreal squad at present (November 2022 via TransferMarkt).
It will certainly be interesting for Spurs fans to watch any developments to this transfer link, as this would be a big signing for the club.
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