Real Madrid has been associated with several players lately, which is understandable given that there are several positions in their squad that require reinforcement.
The defense, in particular, appears to be one of their vulnerable points throughout this season, and if not for the heroic performances of Thibaut Courtois in goal on numerous occasions, things might have been worse.
This was not anticipated when Antonio Rudiger was brought in as a free agent during the summer. Over his previous 18 months at Chelsea, the German international was among the best center-backs worldwide. Nevertheless, he has been unable to replicate those performances in a Real Madrid jersey.
Meanwhile, David Alaba’s recent form has been questionable, and he has also struggled with injuries. The only center-back who has appeared to be in form is Eder Militao.
As a result, it is plausible that Real Madrid may seek to bolster their center-back options in the summer. They have already been heavily associated with Josko Gvardiol. However, it appears that they also have their sights set on a Spanish defender.
Reports from Spain suggest that Real Madrid is interested in signing Pau Torres, who currently plays for Villarreal and is a regular starter for the club. However, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be monitoring the Spaniard.
Although Torres has been linked with a move away for several years, it has yet to materialize. However, this summer he will have only one year remaining on his contract, which may prompt a transfer.
Despite being valued at around €50 million, it may be difficult for clubs to justify paying such a high fee for a player with only a year left on his contract.