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Villarreal president gives Man Utd green light to sign Pau Torres

Villarreal president gives Man Utd green light to sign Pau Torres

Premier League
Villarreal’s president Fernando Roig, has opened the door for either Manchester United or Manchester City to sign Pau Torres this summer window but says the central defender will not leave for a cut-price fee. Torres has established himself as one of the best centre-backs in La Liga and has attracted interest from several top teams including Real Madrid, Barcelona, City and United. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The 24-year-old is on Solskjaer’s shortlist ahead of the summer transfer window and the Red devils have made the signing of a defender one of their priorities. Torres has a £55.8m release clause in his current contract with Villarreal and Roig has said that the Spanish club will not accept anything less than that fee. In an interview with Span...
Emery responds to Arteta criticism after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Villarreal

Emery responds to Arteta criticism after Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Villarreal

La Liga, Premier League
Unai Emery has defended Mikel Arteta after the Arsenal boss was criticised for his team selection following their 2-1 defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League. The London side slipped to a 2-1 defeat in Spain in the first leg of their semi-final tie against the La Liga team. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol gave Villarreal a 2-0 lead in the opening 30 minutes but the gunners grabbed a lifeline in the second half through Nicolas Pepe’s well taken penalty. Arteta, meanwhile, raised eyebrows with his team selection as he started the match without any recognised striker. But when asked what he thinks about Arteta’s team selection after the match Emery said: ‘I’m nobody to question Mikel Arteta’s decision, we had the idea that...
Man Utd in advanced talks to complete Pau Torres signing before Euros begin

Man Utd in advanced talks to complete Pau Torres signing before Euros begin

Transfer Info, La Liga, Premier League
Manchester United are winning the race to sign Pau Torres from Villarreal and are aiming to complete a deal before the start of the European Championship this summer, according to reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be prioritising a new partner for Harry Maguire this summer, while the Red devils have several players on their shortlist including Jules Kounde and Raphael Varane. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); But according to Spanish radio show El Larguero, United are close to the signing of Torres from Villarreal ahead of the summer transfer window. The report claims that United are looking to complete the transfer deal before Torres joins up with Spain’s squad for the Euros, which begins against Sweden on June 14. It’s also reported that o...
Emery endorses Arsenal move to sign Villarreal star Pau Torres

Emery endorses Arsenal move to sign Villarreal star Pau Torres

Premier League
Villarreal manager Unai Emery claims Arsenal transfer target Pau Torres is destined to play for one of the biggest sides in Europe. The London club were linked with a move for the Villarreal central defender a year ago but they have since signed Pablo Mari and Gabriel Magalhaes. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); It is believed that Mikel Arteta remains Interested in signing a defensive partner for Gabriel and Torres remains on the gunners' shortlist. But, Arsenal face a lot of competition as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man United and Manchester City have all been linked with a transfer move for the centre-back. And Emery, who currently manages Torres at Villarreal, claims the player possesses unique qualities which he has not seen in any other defender at th...
Chelsea plan to sign £58m Chukwueze if Jadon Sancho joins Man Utd

Chelsea plan to sign £58m Chukwueze if Jadon Sancho joins Man Utd

Premier League, La Liga
Chelsea are considering a transfer move for Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze as an alternative to Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, according to reports. Chelsea are in the race to sign Sancho from Dortmund, although the Red devils are increasingly confident that the 20-year-old winger will join United. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Chelsea are looking at other options to Sancho and according to Goal, Chukwueze is also on their shortlist. The report claims that the blues remain interested in Wilfried Zaha but unwilling to meet Crystal Palace’s £80m asking price. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Chukwueze is considered as one of the brightest young talents in Spain, scoring four goals and providing four assists in 30 games for Vi...
How Cazorla resurrected his career at Villarreal after injury nightmare

How Cazorla resurrected his career at Villarreal after injury nightmare

La Liga, Trending
Villarreal player Santi Cazorla went 636 days without playing a football game. After issues arising from an Achilles injury that reached an excruciating crescendo in October 2016, the then Arsenal player was given a grim prognosis by doctors. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); "They told me, 'If you get to walk again with your son in the garden, be satisfied," Cazorla told MARCA last year. "[They] saw that I had a tremendous infection, that I had damaged part of the calcaneus bone and it had eaten the Achilles tendon. There was eight centimetres of it missing!" After needing 10 operations and a skin graft that used tissue on the forearm that bore the name of his daughter, Cazorla would have been forgiven for retiring. But a man that rarely plays ...
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