Real Madrid | Transfer Market Not just Alaba that might arrive
Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a move for David Alaba in the last couple of weeks, but Pau Torres has also earnt himself a lot of admirers at the club.
Pau is viewed as an option for both the present and the future at Real Madrid, regardless of what happens with Sergio Ramos’ contract. The 23-year-old’s performances with Villarreal have been excellent, while he has formed a good partnership with Ramos in the heart of Spain’s defence.
Villarreal have placed a 50 million euro release clause in Pau’s contract, but this figure could be negotiated due to the good relationship that exists between Los Blancos and the Yellow Submarine, as evidenced by Takefusa Kubo moving to Villarreal on loan last summer.
However, Real Madrid are not the only club interested in the centre-back. Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have also expressed a lot of interest, but Pau is more interested in heading to the Spanish capital.
There are many uncertainties in Real Madrid’s defence, but the club are clear that this is an area that needs to be strengthened. Ramos, whose contract expires on June 30, has not yet agreed a new deal, but there is the hope that he will remain at the club.
Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez have sat behind Ramos and Raphael Varane in recent years, but neither have put enough pressure on them for the coach to consider a permanent change.
As for Varane, although there are Premier League clubs that remain interested in the 2018 World Cup winner, he has no intention of leaving Real Madrid.