Paris Saint-Germain considering Villarreal’s Pau Torres move?
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly interested in signing Villarreal defender Pau Torres in the summer transfer window.
PSG’s top earners Sergio Ramos may depart on a free transfer in the summer as the French outfit looks to comply with the financial fair play regulations by trimming their wage bill.
Although Ramos’s future is uncertain, Milan Skriniar is expected to join PSG on a free transfer when his contract with Inter Milan ends in June. In addition, the Parisians are reportedly considering other defensive options, including a move for Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres, according to AS.
The 26-year-old was heavily linked with a transfer to Manchester United, but manager Erik ten Hag reportedly stopped the deal from materialising.
Ten Hag convinced the club to sign Lisandro Martinez, who has since formed a central defensive partnership with Raphael Varane.
PSG’s football advisor Luis Campos is a major contributor to the club’s transfer strategy, and he has a deep appreciation for Torres’s abilities.
The Spaniard played a crucial role in the club’s Europa League victory in 2020-21 and their run to the Champions League semi-finals last season.
The Yellow Submarine might consider selling Torres in the summer as his current contract is set to expire in less than 18 months, and they want to avoid losing him on a free transfer in 2024.