Manchester United News | If intriguing bids are made this summer, Villarreal president Fernando Roig will not stand in the way of Pau Torres, although suitors such as Manchester rivals United and City have been advised that the €65 million (£56m/$79m) release clause will need to be activated to complete a trade.
The quest for the highly-rated Spain international defender is thought to be led by Premier League giants.
During United’s Europa League final loss to Villarreal, they had another good look at Torres, with the possibility of formalizing their interest with a big-money bid kept open.
Roig told El Transistor about the rumor surrounding Torres and his prospects of moving on. “If they arrive with the money and the player wants to transfer, then there must be an agreement. The agreement should be between all three parties,” Roig said.
The 24-year-old Villarreal academy product believes that a move is in his future.
He stated to Sport: “I prefer to listen to players who have played for big teams when they talk about their experiences. They include Paco Alcacer, Raul Albiol, or Alberto Moreno. They tell you about things you haven’t done yet but think you’d want to do.”
United might be the first to make a bid for Torres. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer acknowledges that the Red Devils need to bring in new blood if they are to win the long-awaited trophy.
He stated: “We need to improve and work harder. Two or three players are required to bolster the starting XI and the entire group. We must go even further. I’m sure our competitors or opponents will want to improve as well, so we’ll do everything we can to improve.”