Villarreal defender Pau Torres could finally complete his long-overdue transfer to Juventus this summer, but there’s a catch. According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Mundo Deportivo), the Italians would pursue a deal for the Spanish center-back if they were to lose some of their first-team stars.
Juventus are expected to have a bustling summer transfer window, primarily focused on player departures, as a consequence of their failure to secure qualification for the upcoming Champions League campaign. Many of their key players have been linked with potential moves away from the club, leading to a gloomy atmosphere of uncertainty surrounding the team.
Gleison Bremer is one of the leading candidates to leave the Allianz Stadium after just one season. Despite swapping Torino for Juventus only last summer, the Brazilian could hit the road in the coming weeks after drawing genuine interest from Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs are eager to do business with the Bianconeri again, having already signed Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur.
Bremer’s potential move to London would be a massive problem for Juventus. With Leonardo Bonucci not getting any younger and the same going for Danilo and Alex Sandro, Massimiliano Allegri may find himself strapped for reliable defensive options in 2023/24. Therefore, the Italians have reignited their interest in Torres.
Torres was close to joining Manchester United last summer before Erik ten Hag went all-out to reunite with his ex-Ajax pupil Lisandro Martinez. The Red Devils’ interest in the Spaniard has since dwindled, leaving Juventus as the only high-profile suitors for the 26-year-old. But again, much will depend on Bremer’s future.
Besides Torres, Juventus are keeping a watchful eye on Atletico Madrid center-half Mario Hermoso. However, convincing Diego Simeone to renounce his first-team regular seems almost impossible. The 28-year-old’s contract at the Metropolitano Stadium expires next summer, which could aid the Bianconeri’s bid to take him away from La Liga.
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