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Tottenham to rival Man United for Spanish ace while journalist gives insight to pursuit of Chelsea star

By Eddie Razo -

Last summer, Tottenham Hotspur expressed interest in Villarreal defender Pau Torress; however, the Spain international decided to remain with The Yellow Submarine, and with their run in the UEFA Champions League, it seems he made the right call.

Nonetheless, this summer, the 25-year-old will again have suitors and of them is Manchester United, but The Red Devils are alone. According to La Razon, the north London club is again circling back on its interest in Torres as they still need another central defender. 

When it comes to the cost, the Spanish media outlet states that Villarreal will be open to listening offers if a proposal arrives near the €60-million, which is the termination clause in his contract. 

Meanwhile, another possible center-back option that Tottenham might pursue is reuniting Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger with his former manager Antonio Conte. 

The Italian tactician brought the 29-year-old to Stamford Bridge, and Spurs insider John Wenham was skeptical of the initial reports but now sees this file as a realistic option. 

“The Rudiger stuff won’t go away despite the fact I’ve ruled it out a number of times,” Wenham told Football Insider. “Maybe we are trying, don’t get me wrong. He is a left-sided center-back, which is what we are looking for.

“He walks into our team; in fact, he’s been the best defender in the Premier League this season. I just never saw him leaving Chelsea to join us. I would happily eat humble pie on that though. It would be a massive statement if the club can get him and make him part of the side. I do really hope that happens.”

Tags Antonio Rudiger Chelsea Manchester United NewsNow Pau Torres Tottenham Hotspur Villarreal
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Archibald&Crooks (SC)
Archibald&Crooks (SC)
7 months ago

I have absolutely no inside knowledge on this only what I have been reading over the past 8 months and I predict here & now Torres will not be signing for Tottenham.

Eddie
Eddie
7 months ago

Neither wii sadly.

coys1882
coys1882
7 months ago

Torres would be a great signing, but playing in a team at Villareal, surrounded by a remarkable number of ex-Spurs misfits/malcontents, 4 to be precise, I doubt he would receive a ringing endorsement of the club!

As for Rudiger, who I dislike enormously, there is no doubt he is a top defender and in great form. Accordingly, if you can weaken your enemy whilst strengthening your own team, then it makes total sense to sign him.

Eddie
Eddie
7 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

Even though Rudiger is allegedly looking for 400K a week?I can see Levy really going for that option.Sorry 1882.

Last edited 7 months ago by Eddie
East Stand
East Stand
7 months ago
Reply to  Eddie

Can’t see either happening, Rudiger will want a massive wage moving on a free. If he really improved us then I’d take him but he just seems like a bit of a weird c*nt…

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Quality defender though..again lots of suitors ..massive wages ..cause ructions..
I think Rudiger is what our defence needs but cannot see him joining.

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
7 months ago
Reply to  Billy Tonsils

I’d rather have hot sauce poured over my eyeballs than have Rudiger at our club.

judge
judge
7 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

Any signing of Rudiger [ on a free] makes his wages far easier surely ? He must be worth £30million plus , so that ‘save’ fantastic .
Plus , despite being the most aggravating bas—d you can imagine , he would bring a real steel to our back three .
Probably amongst the most hated outside his club , but equally as loved within it . He couldn’t be a bad addition , could he ??

Glory Costs Too Much
Glory Costs Too Much
7 months ago
Reply to  judge

Ain’t happening, forget it.

Billy Tonsils
Billy Tonsils
7 months ago
Reply to  coys1882

Aren’t Villarreal in the semi final of the CL…cannot see Torres coming to join a stadium…if Villereal start selling it will be to rebuild there team ..many suitors top dollar..out of reach..

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