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Update: 29.06.22

Villarreal manager Unai Emery will be eager to hang onto star defender Pau Torres this summer but a move to either Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur is looking a distinct possibility.

It’s clear why Pau Torres has been attracting the attention of several clubs during the summer transfer window, the player having been one of Emery’s most trusted players last term with 47 appearances for Villarreal and six goals scored during this time. Man United are hunting high and low for central defenders ahead of the 2022/23 campaign and while Ajax’s Jurrien Timber is currently their number one target, Torres is high on their shortlist.

As yet it is still unclear as to who – if anyone – will manage to secure his signature in the summer although there is now a serious possibility that he will be playing in the English top-flight at the start of 2022/23. Reports suggest that Manchester United have held talks with representatives of the player and that there is reason to believe that a deal could be struck for less than the £52 million release clause.

Torres’ contract with Villarreal has two years left on it and as such this could be one of the last opportunities for his current employers to get a decent price for the defender.

As things stand, Manchester United are as low as Evens to lure Torres to Old Trafford this summer while Tottenham Hotspur are as low as 13/8 to get their man. Elsewhere in the market, Chelsea are 11/4 with some firms but as high as 14/1 elsewhere while Bayern Munich are a general 7/1.

 

Pau Torres Next Club Odds

 

17/20 – Villarreal

Evens – Manchester United

2/1  –  Tottenham Hotspur

11/4 –  Chelsea

 


 

Update: 21.06.22

Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United look set to battle it out for the signature of coveted Villarreal centre-half Pau Torres during the summer transfer window.

The Spanish defender finds himself being pursued by a handful of top European clubs and there is every possibility that he could find himself plying his trade in the Premier League in 2022/23. Indeed both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are looking to shore up their defence ahead of the new season and they have earmarked Torres who played a pivotal role in sending the Spanish club through to the semi-finals of the Champions League last year.

As things stand, Villarreal are odds-on at just 17/20 to keep Torres on their books while Manchester United are Evens with some bookmakers but as high as 5/2 elsewhere. Tottenham Hotspur are a general 2/1 shot to get their hands on the 25-year-old before the end of the summer transfer window while Chelsea are as low as 11/4 to secure his signature.

Torres has a mere two years left on his contract with Villarreal and as such, this may be one of the last chances that the club have of securing a substantial fee for the player. Central defence has been a big area of concern for Manchester United, their back line having been under close scrutiny.

 

Pau Torres Next Club Odds

 

17/20 – Villarreal

13/8 –  Manchester United

2/1  –  Tottenham Hotspur

11/4 –  Chelsea

7/1  –  Bayern Munich

 


 

15.06.22

After drifting a couple of weeks ago, the odds on Pau Torres making a summer move to Old Trafford have started to shorten once again.

In late May, Manchester United appeared to be the most likely destination for Spain centre-back Pau Torres this summer in the event that he leaves Villarreal with most bookmakers going around 6/4 that he went to Old Trafford and 5/1 that he ended up at White Hart Lane. Nevertheless over the past fortnight the odds on him joining Tottenham Hotspur shortened to as low as Evens while the price on him moving to Manchester United drifted to a general 4/1.

It appears that a move to Man United may still be on the cards however and this has proven to be one of the most popular bets in this particular market. Indeed some bookies now go as low as Evens that the 25-year-old becomes one of the first signings for new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag.

With 19 caps to his name, the centre back is now 11/8 to move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer and best odds of 17/20 to remain with current employers Villarreal.

The likelihood is that Ten Hag will aim to boost his central defence in view of Harry Maguire’s recent struggles, the probably departure of Eric Bailly and an indifferent 2021/22 campaign for Raphael Varane.

 

Pau Torres Next Club Odds

 

17/20 – Villarreal

Evens – Manchester United

11/8 –  Tottenham Hotspur

7/1 –  Bayern Munich

11/1 –  Newcastle United