Aston Villa sign Pau Torres from Villarreal in hopes of bolstering their defensive options for the upcoming season.
The Spain international defender had long been on the radar of Villa manager Unai Emery since he came back to England.
At 26 years old, Pau Torres has already established himself as a highly talented left-footed center-back. His reunion with Emery is set to reignite their successful stint from their time together at Villarreal. Torres played a vital role for the Spanish club last season, featuring in 39 matches as Villarreal secured a fifth-place finish in La Liga, guaranteeing Europa League football for the upcoming campaign.
Torres brings a wealth of experience to Villa, having earned 23 caps for the Spanish national team and representing his country at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. His addition to the squad adds further depth and quality to Villa’s defensive lineup, joining the likes of Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa, Diego Carlos, and Calum Chambers as the team’s senior center-back options.
The acquisition of Torres marks Villa’s first signing since the appointment of Monchi, the highly regarded sporting director from Spain. With the club already securing the services of midfielder Youri Tielemans from Leicester City on a free transfer, Villa’s ambitions to strengthen their squad for their upcoming European adventure are evident.