Villareal star defender Pau Torres is a man in high demand this summer after an impressive season in Spain, prompting links with a move to Manchester United. The 24-year-old’s leadership skills and confidence on the ball has caught the eye of Europe’s leading clubs, including Real Madrid and Juventus.
Torres’ commanding performance in last weeks Europa League final has only fueled rumours and the defender responded to questions about his future when he joined up with his Spain teammates ahead of this summers Euro 2020.
“Right now I have a contract with Villarreal. We’ve won a European trophy. We’ve shown we can compete against any opponent,” Torres said, as per Manchester Evening News. “Next year we have the Champions League ahead of us, and that’s what I’m focused on. Those rumours mean that you’re doing a good job. I’m calm.
“Those rumours came out a while ago and I don’t think my performance has changed, it’s been good.”
Torres has three years remaining on his current deal and any deal to prize him out of Villareal, who will be in the Champions League for the first time in 10 years, would require a large transfer fee.
Valued at €50 million by transfermarkt, the Spanish club are in a strong position to keep hold of their man with his value not expected to drop in 12 months.
Victor Lindelöf will face his potential replacement once again when Sweden take on Spain in their sides opening games of Euro 2020 on June 14.