Writing on Twitter, SIC Noticias reporter Pedro Sepulveda has dropped a Tottenham Hotspur transfer claim involving Villarreal star Pau Torres.
The Lowdown: Spurs eyeing Torres move…
As per reliable sources like Veronica Brunati and The Times, Spurs are indeed eyeing a move for the Spain international as they seek to add at least two new centre-backs to Nuno Espirito Santo’s ranks.
They have already secured a deal for 2020/2021 Serie A MVP award-winner Cristian Romero but are yet to find his complimentary centre-half partner or back up option.
Now, Sepulveda has brought an update on Tottenham’s pursuit of Torres.
The Latest: Sepulveda drops Torres claim…
Writing on Twitter, the reporter has shared some Spurs news involving the 24-year-old and Fabio Paratici’s advances.
He believes that Villarreal ‘accepted an offer’ from Tottenham amounting to around €45 million (£38.2m) plus an extra €5 million (£4.2m) in add-ons, but Torres himself has swiftly rejected the move.
“Pau Torres refused to go to Spurs,” he explained on social media.
“Villarreal accepted an offer of 45 million euros + 5 million in goals but the defender refused to join the English club.
“Pau Torres says he wants to play in the Champions League.”
The Verdict: Blow for Spurs?
While a move for the 6 foot 3 powerhouse was always an uphill battle, we believe losing out on Torres is a blow for Nuno.
Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery, now manager of Villarreal, is certainly a huge fan – with the 49-year-old head coach branding Torres ‘amazing’ in an interview with football.london.
The centre-back was also a mainstay and one of the stars of Spain’s run to the semi-finals of Euro 2020.
Still in his early 20s, Torres also would’ve came with the potential for a big sell-on value in years to come.
In other news: Agreement reached: Tottenham confirm another N17 exit in social media announcement, find out more here.
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