Sky Sports Germany and reporter Florian Plettenberg have now made a Manchester City transfer claim involving Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
The Lowdown: City summer of change…
So far, this summer transfer window has been one of the busiest in recent memory at Eastlands in terms of both incomings and outgoings.
The likes of Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus come as some real big name departures from Pep Guardiola’s side while the likes of Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips, Stefan Ortega and Julian Alvarez have arrived at the club.
More exits and incomings may well take place before the end of this year’s market as the Premier League champions prepare for what will be an interesting 2022/2023 campaign.
The Latest: Sky Germany reporter makes Torres claim…
Now, according to Sky Germany and journalist Plettenberg, City have been offered the chance to sign Spain international Torres for Guardiola this summer.
As well as the Sky Blues, it is claimed that Chelsea have also been approached over potentially signing the 25-year-old.
He explained (via Twitter):
“News Pau #Torres: His management is in talks with several clubs. He was offered to #CFC and Manchester City. There were also talks with Juventus but Juventus is pushing a lot for Bremer according to @DiMarzio.
“Price tag for Torres around €52-55m. Top defender!”
The Verdict: Needed?
We believe pursuing a deal for the central defender, despite being called ‘sensational’ by his national team boss Luis Enrique, should certainly not be a priority for City.
Nathan Ake now seems set to remain in Manchester, and barring a surprise development, it appears Guardiola will have a solid four options including the Dutchman to choose from in that position.
The presence of Ruben Dias, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte alongside Ake gift City some real depth in central defence and the position is arguably least-needing of a quality injection ahead of 2022/2023.
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