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Manchester City ‘well positioned’ to sign Villarreal centre back Pau Torres

Manchester City are ‘well positioned’ to sign Villarreal centre back Pau Torres with the Premier League champions having scouted the Spanish defender ‘for a long time’

  • Manchester City are reportedly considering a move for defender Pau Torres 
  • The Villarreal centre back has been linked to a host of Premier League sides 
  • Pep Guardiola’s side are said to have scouted the Spaniard ‘for a long time’ 

Manchester City are reportedly ‘well positioned’ to sign Villarreal’s Spanish defender Pau Torres.

Pep Guardiola’s side are already well stacked at the centre back position with options including Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Nathan Ake.

Torres meanwhile has previously been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United and Tottenham both said to have held interest.

Pau Torres is reportedly ‘well positioned’ to sign for Manchester City in the future

Marca have now reported that Manchester City have scouted the Spanish defender ‘for a long time’ and are ‘well positioned’ to sign him.

The report states that the club made contact with Torres’ entourage last summer. 

It was previously reported that Torres rejected an offer from Tottenham in the summer window to stay at the club, who would otherwise have been willing to sell him for around £55m.

Pep Guardiola's side are said to have been scouting the Spaniard 'for a long time'

Pep Guardiola’s side are said to have been scouting the Spaniard ‘for a long time’

Manchester City have a well stacked defence including the likes of Aymeric Laporte currently

Manchester City have a well stacked defence including the likes of Aymeric Laporte currently

Although Man City have plenty of options at the centre-back position, they are aware that with such fierce competition a player may wish to leave to get regular first team football.

Speculation arose over Laporte’s future in the summer after he was behind both Dias and Stones in the pecking order as City romped home to the league title. 

Torres was a mainstay of Villarreal’s side last season, making 44 appearances as Unai Emery’s side finished seventh in LaLiga and won the Europa League.   

He also represented Spain at the Tokyo Olympics and won the silver medal. 

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