Real Madrid considering move for Villarreal defender Pau Torres

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The talented Spanish defender has emerged as a transfer target for Los Blancos.

Real Madrid appears to be in the market for defensive reinforcements following their recent links with Bayern Munich defender David Alaba, who will be a free agent at the end of this season.

Now, Villarreal defender Pau Torres has reportedly emerged as another target for Madrid, who are still looking unsure about Sergio Ramos’ future.

Ramos will run out his contract this summer and the Los Blancos are still undecided about a new deal. Furthermore, The 34-year-old has a lot of suitors on his trail as they are looking to sign him on a free transfer.

Torres, 23, has established himself as one of the exciting young defenders in La Liga following his impressive displays with Yellow Submarine. He has also impressed with the Spanish national team while plying his trade alongside Ramos in the defence.

Arsenal have also been credited with an interest in Torres, with Mikel Arteta turning out to a great admirer of him.

Madrid’s defence under Zinedine Zidane has received a lot of stick this season for their inconsistencies. Although they were good on occasions, some of the defeats brought more spotlight on the leaky defence.

With Ramos’ future still not sorted out and Raphael Varane not looking at his usual best, Madrid can reap rewards with the signing of Torres, who can be acquired for a price lower than his 50m euro release clause.