Spain’s center-back Pau Torres is well-liked at Real, but Madrid are waiting for the right time financially for the club, according to local media.
According to an indiscretion from the AS newspaper, Pau Torres is one of the players that Real Madrid are watching closely.
After winning the Europa League with Villarreal and becoming a key figure in the Spanish national team alongside pivotal Aymeric Laporte, Torres is attracting interest across Europe.
He meets certain requirements that appeal to the club: young, but ready to become a regular in the starting XI. The problem is, the club will face a real challenge to bring him in this summer.
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The main obstacle is its price. The 24-year-old is in the shape of a life, giving him an estimated worth of € 50million.
This is a costly fee for Real Madrid given that its cash flow has been hit hard following the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Even the sale of Raphaël Varane would not help, because the idea is to use this money to sign Kylian Mbappé.
Moreover, being qualified for the Champions League next year, Villarreal does not need to sell its assets.
For a local player like Torres it would be a huge honor to play in the best competition in Europe with his home club.
AS said, however, that Madrid are ready to wait. The media evokes a merengue approach in the summer of 2022, when the stadiums have been reopened and the club’s accounts will return to an acceptable state.