Pau Torres was reportedly an option for Juventus and Napoli, but he won’t transfer to Italy, as he’s on the brink of joining Aston Villa. The defender asked out. The Premier League snatched him for significantly less than his €65M release clause.
According to Calciomercato, the Spaniard will move for a €32.5M fee plus €5M bonuses. He will reunite with his former coach Unai Emery. He’ll be one of the first purchases of new sporting director Monchi.
Torres will sign a five-year contract with Aston Villa and leave Villarreal after four seasons. He was linked to Juventus in multiple windows. Instead, Napoli’s interest was tied to Kim Min-Jae’s upcoming departure.
Aston Villa are set to book medical tests this week for Pau Torres, returning to Europe after getting married one week ago. ???? #AVFC
Documents are completed with Villarreal, all set for club statement: €32.5m plus €5m add-ons is the final fee. pic.twitter.com/yxOoWDSV5o
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 3, 2023
The Bianconeri haven’t moved concretely to add a defender this summer. Alex Sandro is still part of their squad despite the chatter. The Azzurri appear keener on different options.
Our Take on Torres to Aston Villa
He’s a regret more for the Scudetto holders than for the Old Lady, which is in no position to splurge until they cash in on one of their top players. Plus, they are set in the back until one of their veterans departs. The fee wasn’t too high, but it’s tough for everybody to rival Premier League sides nowadays.
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