Manchester United are now ready to spend £43m in a bid to bring Manchester City and Tottenham target Pau Torres to the Premier League, According to Marca.
Well, this would be quite the signing for Erik ten Hag.
Torres came close to joining Tottenham in 2021, although he decided to stay with his boyhood side Villarreal after they qualified for the Champions League.
It proved to be a wise decision, as Unai Emery impressively guided the Yellow Submarine to the semi-finals, where they suffered defeat to Liverpool.
Now, Manchester United and Manchester City have joined the race, with Spurs still keen to sign the Spain international.
Marca believe the Red Devils are willing to spend up to £43m on Torres, with Ten Hag desperate to sign the 25-year-old at all costs.
It comes after Tottenham scouted the centre-back during Villarreal’s Champions League semi-final defeat to Liverpool.
Interestingly, Torres is said to have a £50m release clause written into his contract, which Manchester United aren’t far off with a £43m offer in the pipeline.
In 47 appearances this season, the Villarreal No.4 scored six goals, while also providing one assist.