Pau Torres, Real Madrid scout
Real Madrid continue to watch Pau Torres and have reportedly spotted the 24-year-old Spain defender in the recent game against Villarreal.
According to a report by Spanish media Defensa Central, Real Madrid continue to have an interest in Pau Torres. In fact, the Merengues recently spotted the Spain international in a La Liga game against Villarreal and will continue to closely monitor his progress throughout the season.
Pau Torres has made a strong impression at Villarreal since his loan spell at Malaga ended in the 2018/19 season. The following campaign indeed turned out to be one where he enjoyed his breakthrough at the Estadio de la Ceramica and he has since become a regular figure in the Spanish national team in addition to being a mainstay at the back of the yellow submarine.
To date, Torres has made 92 appearances for Villarreal, scoring five goals and four assists. His progress hasn’t gone unnoticed either, with some of the biggest clubs in the world looking to the 24-year-old for more than a year now. And one of his potential suitors is Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have taken the bizarre decision not to sign two central defensive options despite the departures of Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane in the summer transfer window. Instead, only David Alaba arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Austria international arriving on a free transfer after exhausting his contract with Bayern Munich.
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While the 28-year-old made an instant impact at the club, the fact remains that Carlo Ancelotti only has three reliable center-backs at his disposal. And on closer inspection, it becomes clearer that Nacho is on the wrong side of the 30s and is only a save option at best, which is why signing a center-back should be imperative for Los Blancos. Madrid.
Therefore, Los Blancos have been linked with several center-backs since the summer transfer window was abruptly closed, with interest in Torres resurfacing now. And now it looks like Real Madrid have been following the 24-year-old closely in a recent La Liga outing against Villarreal.
Torres was one of the highlights of the game, as Real Madrid were held in check by Unai Emery’s men. What now remains to be seen is whether Los Blancos Boost their interest in the Spain defender in the coming weeks and months, with the player set to be watched over the course of the season.