Report: Tottenham set their sights on 'amazing' La Liga player with £55m release clause
Tottenham Hotspur were dealt a huge blow in their pursuit of Alessandro Bastoni earlier this week.
However, it looks as though Spurs have quickly put that behind them and are pursuing another top centre-back.
According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham have set their sights on Villarreal star Pau Torres for this summer.
The outlet claims Spurs are exploring a potential swap deal involving Torres and Giovani Lo Celso.
Torres reportedly has a £55million release clause, while Tottenham value Lo Celso at around £18million.
However, Spurs aren’t the only club apparently in pursuit of the 25-year-old.
As well as Tottenham, the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea are also showing an interest in Torres.
Torres has been a Spurs target for some time.
He rejected the chance to move to North London last summer.
But now, with Tottenham in the Champions League and Villarreal wanting Lo Celso, a deal could certainly be done.
“I’ve never seen a centre back like Pau Torres”
And if Spurs manage to land Torres, they’d be getting an absolutely superb talent.
He started 33 of Villarreal’s La Liga matches last season, keeping 12 clean sheets.
Torres is also becoming a regular for Spain, with 18 caps to his name.
“Pau Torres is an amazing player – I think he’s top,” Unai Emery told football.london last year.
“I’ve been a coach in Sevilla, PSG, Arsenal and I’ve never seen a centre back like Pau Torres.”
“I think he’s going to play at the highest level.
“He’s playing now in the national team but he can play in the top teams in Europe very soon.”
Meanwhile, Owen Hargreaves said: “He’s a fantastic player.
“I’m quite surprised he’s still at Villarreal. English teams were looking at him,” he explained.
“I think everyone was talking about Man United and even Real Madrid, I think his potential is literally that high.
“He’s got a fabulous left foot, he’s great in possession. A fantastic player so I don’t think he’ll be at Villarreal very long.”
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