La Liga expert Euen McTear believes that Villarreal centre-back Pau Torres would fit perfectly at Manchester City.
The 24-year-old has quickly established himself as a key part of the Yellow Submarines’ backline and made 44 appearances in all competitions last season as they won the Europa League.
Torres’ impressive form has seen him become a regular for Spain, too, and he started their opening European Championships game against Poland on Monday and looked solid as they kept a clean sheet.
His international colleague, Aymeric Laporte, could be on the way out of the Etihad, meaning Torres could come in as his replacement, although City face competition from several Premier League sides, including rivals Manchester United.
But McTear reckons that Torres’ experience of playing in possession-based sides like Villarreal and Spain would put him in good stead should he sign for Pep Guardiola’s team this summer.
He exclusively told Football FanCast:
“Manchester City would be the perfect situation because they’re a team that need their centre-backs contributing going forward.
“In terms of being in a team that are going to be defending a little bit more, I don’t know. He hasn’t been in a team where he’s been asked to make three last-ditch tackles in a game or clear seven or eight crosses in a game. He’s more of a classic possession-based Pique kind of centre-back.”
Guardiola already has two excellent in Ruben Dias and John Stones, but with City likely to be fighting on all four fronts again, they’ll need at least four centre-backs, meaning Laporte will need to be replaced, which could open the door for Torres.