Villarreal defender Pau Torres has played down the possibility of a transfer away from the club this summer amid Manchester United’s interest.
The Spain international has attracted the attention of many clubs across Europe with his impressive performances for the La Liga side, with whom he won the Europa League this season.
United are among the clubs interested in his services, with the Europa League final in Gdansk as his The ‘final audition’ before the proposed transfer.
While Real Madrid’s Rafael Varane is the prime defensive target for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, Torres is under consideration, to sign a central defensive partner for Harry Maguire.
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However, any transfer would be delayed until after Torres’ exploits at the European Championships with Spain this summer – where United will continue to pursue their goals.
While it was expected that Torres would leave Villarreal in the summer market, the 24-year-old has downplayed the possibility of a move.
“At present, I have a contract with Villarreal. We have won the European trophy. We have shown that we can take on any opponent.”
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“Next year we have the Champions League ahead of us, and that’s what I’m focused on. Those rumors mean you’re doing a good job. I’m calm.
“Those rumors surfaced a while back and I don’t think my performance has changed, it’s been good.”
Spain will face Portugal and Lithuania in a pre-tournament friendly before facing Sweden, Slovakia and Poland in the group stages of Euro 2020.
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