According to reports out of Spain, there has been a major Tottenham Hotspur transfer update on their pursuit of Villarreal star defender Pau Torres.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye agreement…
As backed by Sky Sports (via Get Italian Football News), manager Antonio Conte is keen to add the international to his ranks at Spurs with there being rumours of an attempted agreement.
It is believed that the Lilywhites are determined to sign Torres after sealing their place in the Premier League top four last season, even offering a sweetener in midfielder Giovani Lo Celso.
The north Londoners are apparently willing to include their Argentine ace in a part-exchange with reporter Xavi Jorquera Márquez of Cadena SER sharing a big update on the situation.
The Latest: Villarreal make choice known…
According to the radio journalist, Villarreal’s preference over Torres’ next destination is crystal clear.
He explains that, due to the Lo Celso factor, Unai Emery’s side would prefer if the 25-year-old joined Spurs over any other team with his output ‘being negotiated’.
Marquez stated (via Twitter):
“Output is being negotiated.
“The choice of Villarreal CF is obvious. He prefers that Pau go to Tottenham to accelerate and close once and for all, without details to polish, Gio’s operation.”
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The Verdict: Promising claim…
As Man United and Man City also eye a move, this update comes as a promising one with Conte allegedly eager to add a world class defender to his ranks before 2022/2023.
Called ‘sensational‘ by national team boss Luis Enrique, Torres was a mainstay in La Liga over last season – playing the second-most league minutes and averaging the joint-highest rate of aerial duels won per 90 (WhoScored).
A colossal presence, his signing would be a big boost for Spurs.
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