The Lowdown: Torres under Emery
Hailed as ‘sensational’ by his national team boss Luis Enrique, the Spaniard has progressed through Villarreal’s academy and is now a first-team star for the La Liga side.
The 25-year-old has made 149 senior appearances for the club, with 105 of those coming under new manager Unai Emery. The defender scored 10 of his 15 career goals under the 50-year-old, and it looks as if the new Villa boss is keen on a reunion with the player.
The Latest: Villa linked with Torres
Football Insider shared a story on Thursday morning regarding Torres, revealing that Villa have made him a top target and are plotting a move after receiving the green light from Emery.
The report adds that Torres is valued at £40m, which would be a record transfer outlay at Villa Park.
The Verdict: Major coup?
Torres looks set to feature for Spain at the World Cup later this month, looking to add to his 21 international caps.
You could say that a potential move for the defender would be a coup by NSWE, with Torres valued at a career-high £45m Transfermarkt valuation.
He appears to be at the top of his game, has recently been linked with Tottenham and is used to playing in European competition, so he could be the ideal centre-back addition that Villa have been seeking.
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