Manchester United discussing a move for Pau Torres with Erik Ten Hag

Pau Torres of Villarreal with UEFA Europa League Trophy
Pau Torres of Villarreal with UEFA Europa League Trophy / IMAGO

Manchester United are keen on strengthening their defensive options during the summer transfer window.

New manager Erik Ten Hag has already taken over at Old Trafford. It is believed that the Red Devils have consulted with the Dutchman regarding the possibility of signing the Spanish international defender Pau Torres as per MEN.

The 25-year-old has had an impressive season with Villarreal, and he could be a quality acquisition for Manchester United.

The Red Devils have been quite vulnerable defensively this season, and they will need to tighten up at the back to challenge for the major trophies next season.

The likes of Harry Maguire have been quite disappointing, and it will be interesting to see whether the Red Devils can bring in Torres as a partner for Raphael Varane next season.

Ten Hag has a massive challenge ahead of him, and he will need proper backing in the transfer market to turn things around at Old Trafford.

A club of Manchester United’s stature should be playing regular Champions League football. They will have to improve the squad significantly to compete with Arsenal, Tottenham and Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Torres has proven himself in the Spanish league, and he could be tempted to move on to the Premier League in search of a new challenge next season.

The 25-year-old is yet to reach his peak, and working with a top-class manager like Ten Hag could help him improve further.

The Red Devils certainly have the finances to tempt the Spanish club into selling their key defender. It remains to be seen whether they can convince the player that Old Trafford is the perfect destination for him to further his career.