Man City want Villarreal defender Pau Torres

Manchester City have identified Villarreal defender and Spain international Pau Torres to bolster their backline, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has started all 18 of the Yellow Submarine’s La Liga games to date this campaign and made his debut for the Spanish national team in November – replacing Sergio Ramos in the 7-0 win over Malta, when he also netted.

A report from November in The Sun claimed Torres has been identified by Arsenal, but now the Daily Telegraph reports on interest from City – who are short of numbers in the position.

Torres broke onto the scene last season when he starred on a loan spell at second tier Malaga, where he made 40 appearances, and has now impressed in Villarreal’s back four.

It is claimed Torres has a €45m release clause at Villarreal, where he is under contract until 2023, while City have often had to employ non defenders in the position this season due to injuries.

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