Barcelona, Manchester City, and Manchester United all have the same name on their transfer targets list; Pau Torres (23). The Villarreal centre-back currently has a $50 million release clause and a contract that expires in 2024.
Pau Torres has had a wonderful season with Villarreal CF. The 23-year-old was the key player in his team, who ended La Liga in 5th place. Torres contributed to his team with 2 goals and 2 assists on his name this season. The player is known for his consistency, as he featured in 36 games.
The Spanish defender went on loan to Malaga two seasons ago, in which he proved his potential. The player is known for his aerial game and left-footed profile. His high-level has also opened the doors for him to enter the Spanish team under coach Robert Moreno.
Barça’s intentions are clear: they want to sign the defender. They could even pay his release clause if the club truly believes that the defender fits the profile. Especially after Umtiti’s unknown future, the club is looking for another left-footed defender. Premier League clubs Manchester City and Manchester United also are willing to add the player to their squad – which is only making the operation harder for Barcelona.
Even though Villarreal does not want to sell the player, and is asking for €65 million. Transfermarkt values the player at €30 million.