Villarreal defender Pau Torres prefers Manchester United move despite Tottenham Hotspur matching summer transfer bid
According to Spanish outlet Cadena SER (h/t Manchester United News), Manchester United have received a transfer boost as Villarreal defender Pau Torres prefers a move to Old Trafford despite Tottenham Hotspur matching their transfer bid.
Torres has been in brilliant form for Villarreal this season, picking up where he left off last season.
Although the club had a disappointing run in La Liga this time around, they managed to reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League
The Spaniards were instrumental in their European campaign, putting in strong displays at the back.
His form has caught the attention of United, who are looking to snap up the defender in order to bolster their rearguard ahead of the new season
He is no stranger to the Red Devils, having played against the English side in last term’s UEFA Europa League final. The Spain international played the entirety of the game, helping his team win the competition by winning on penalties after 120 minutes of action
Tottenham match Manchester United bid
His performances for the Yellow Submarines have also caught the attention of Tottenham, who have been chasing him since last year.
They came close to signing him in the previous season, seeing a £42.5m bid for the player accepted by the La Liga side. However, the defender stayed put at his boyhood club.
Ahead of the summer transfer window, Spurs have again submitted a £42.5m bid, matching that of United.
The Old Trafford outfit holds the advantage in this situation, however, as Torres prefers a move to Manchester over London
That said, it has been revealed that negotiations with both clubs are ongoing