Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge has now backed some big recent transfer claims involving Tottenham Hotspur and Pau Torres of Villarreal.
The Lowdown: Spurs in the mix for Torres?
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte is allegedly setting his sights on the signing of a central defender and has apparently earmarked the Spaniard as a primary summer target.
Torres has been a mainstay under Unai Emery over the 2021/22 La Liga season, and Tottenham transfer chief Fabio Paratici has actually tried to bring him to the Premier League before, as confirmed by the player himself.
Reports have indicated that Spurs are now confident that they can strike an agreement for the 25-year-old, who wants now wants to leave Villarreal.
Indeed, the Lilywhites hold a serious interest in Torres, as now backed by Sky Sports reporter Bridge.
The Latest: Bridge backs Torres reports…
Speaking to GiveMeSport, the journalist claimed that there is ‘no doubt’ that Tottenham are eyeing a move for Torres.
Bridge explained: “He is definitely on their radar – there’s no doubt about that. But he would probably be one of the more expensive options in a long list of defenders they’re looking at.”
The Verdict: Time to advance…
While there are many promising candidates to become a member of Conte’s back three, we believe that Torres stands out as one of the more elite targets.
Spain manager Luis Enrique reveres the defender’s partnership with Aymeric Laporte at international level, perhaps best summed up by his description of the Villarreal titan as ‘sensational’.
As ever, the only sticking point for Spurs is the finances involved, but reports have suggested that the club are confident they can sign him for less than his £55m release clause.
Going by the plethora of reports, now backed by a reliable source, this may well be one to keep an eye on.
In other news: Paratici tables crucial bid as Conte personally pushes for Spurs signing! Find out more here.
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