Torres has become a mainstay in the heart of the Villarreal defence, helping them to a top five finish last season and to an impressive start to the current campaign, alongside winning seven caps for the Spanish national team.
It continues a sharp rise to prominence for the central defender, who broke onto the scene in the 2018/19 campaign when he starred on a loan spell at second tier Malaga.
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⚪️ Pau Torres, objetivo del Real Madrid para la próxima temporada
❌ El Real Madrid aún no ha llamado a Sergio Ramos para su renovación y, mientras, tantea la llegada del central del Villarrealhttps://t.co/4ccRTmo0PU
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The report claims that Torres has a release clause of €50m at the Yellow Submarine but Madrid believe it is possible to cut this valuation in half in order to conclude a deal.
Raphael Varane, Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao are the other central defenders at the club.