Unai Emery planning to raid former membership Villarreal as Aston Villa step up pursuit of defender Pau Torres; Spain worldwide has one yr remaining on present contract which options €70m launch clause
Aston Villa are in advanced talks with Villarreal with regards to signing centre-back Pau Torres.
Unai Emery goes again to his former aspect to take the 26-year-old to the Premier League in a deal that can price Villa round £45m.
Torres has a launch clause of €70m (£60.4m) but it surely’s understood Villa have negotiated phrases to go well with them paying over an extended time period so their preliminary cost falls beneath the discharge determine.
When the deal will get finalised – which is anticipated to be inside the subsequent 48 hours – Torres is ready to bear a medical and agree private phrases, which aren’t anticipated to be an issue.
Torres has been related with Villarreal for 21 years, coming by means of the membership’s academy earlier than breaking into the primary workforce and forming a part of the aspect which received the Europa League beneath Emery in 2021.
The centre-back, who has one yr remaining on his current contract, made 39 appearances for Villarreal final season and was a part of the Spain squad which reached the spherical of 16 on the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Unai Emery has been eager on Torres since his return to the Premier League and believes the defender may help take the squad to the subsequent degree as they appear to cement their place of enjoying European soccer.
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