Arsenal in driving seat to snap up 22-year-old Villarreal centre-back

By | October 17, 2019

Arsenal are leading the race to land Villarreal defender Pau Torres, according to the latest reports.

The Gunners have stepped up their rumoured pursuit for the 22-year-old after manager Unai Emery received a tip-off from the fellow countryman and the former Gunner Santi Cazorla.

Santi personally recommended Torres to his former team following his sublime spell of form in his native Spain.

The Premier League duo Chelsea and Manchester City have also been connected to him, but claim the north Londoners are at the front of the queue.

Manager Unai Emery is desperate to bring in defensive reinforcements in spite of signing David Luiz and William Saliba in the summer transfer market.

But the 22-year-old star will not come cheap after the Yellow Submarine pinned him down with a new five-year contract earlier this month.

He now has an exit clause of between £43 million and £65  – but the Gunners management will be hoping to snap him up for less.