The 24-year-old is admired by a whole host of other Premier League clubs and with Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also in pursuit, striking a deal for the central defender will be a tough task for both Manchester clubs.
Manchester United and Manchester City Interested in Villarreal Defender Pau Torres
Manchester United More Likely to Make Pau Torres Move
Despite being a wanted man within Europe, United seem set to try their luck for the Villarreal star. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that a new central defender remains top of his priority list, with Torres ticking a lot of boxes.
A natural left-footer makes the 24-year-old the perfect player to partner Harry Maguire as the club try to strike a balance in their defensive third.
Playing every single minute of Villarreal’s La Liga season thus far, he has proved his quality both defensively speaking and from a technical perspective. He is a calming influence in the backline and has the passing range typically associated with a modern-day centre-back.
City’s Interest Seemingly Just Admiration
Stones and Dias have almost instantaneously formed a formidable defensive pairing, helping City into a sizeable lead at the Premier League summit.
With three world-class central defenders, coupled with the fact that the club spent £103 million on defensive reinforcements in the summer, the addition of Torres seems like pure speculation rather than being a deal that the club are working towards.