Former Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has described Manchester United target Pau Torres as a “brutal” defender but believes he may be the best fit to play for Barcelona.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is eager to bring in another central midfielder this summer, and the Villarreal defender Torres is said to be on the target list that also includes Sevilla’s Jules Kounde, Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane, and Braga’s David Carmo.
The 24-year-old has also been strongly linked to a move to Real Madrid this week, though reports suggest Los Blancos are wary of a €65 million valuation.
Cazolar who, has been linked with Barcelona legend Xavi in Qatari Al Saad said to RAC1 ” I think Pau Torres is a brutal player. Xavi asks me a lot about him. He is a young player, I think he is a brutal footballer.
“He has a great personality. He has more Barcelona style, he gets the ball very well and he has a very good vision game.”
United are hoping that they can lower any fee with the inclusion of Bailly in any proposal as they are unwilling to pay the £65m fee for the Spaniard.