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Villarreal defender Pau Torres on Barcelona’s radar - report

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The defender is well-liked by the club

Villarreal CF v SD Eibar SAD - La Liga Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Villarreal defender Pau Torres has reportedly emerged as a target for Barcelona this summer as they look to strengthen their defence.

The 23-year-old is one of several options Barca are looking at currently, although Villarreal are said to be pretty unwilling to let him leave this year, according to RAC1.

The Yellow Submarine finished the season in fifth place in La Liga, meaning they qualify for next season’s Europa League.

Torres was a virtual ever-present for Villarreal in 2019-20, featuring in 34 of their league appearances and scoring against Sevilla and Osasuna.

Barcelona have also been linked with a move to bring Eric Garcia back from Manchester City this summer.

Interestingly, Pep Guardiola’s side have been rumored with a move for Nathan Ake this week which could suggest Garcia may depart.