As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Aston Villa have agreed a deal to sign Pau Torres from Villarreal.
The agreement comes soon after talks were said to be advancing between the two sides and the Villans are now set to pay ‘way less’ than the 26-year-olds release clause.
In addition, a contract is now in place between the player and the club and a medical is also scheduled.
Unai Emery is said to have been the key mover behind the move and wanted the Spain international to join as early as this week, having previously worked with the defender during his time with the Yellow Submarine between 2020 and 2022, where they won the 2020/21. Europa League together.
Playing as a left centre-back in a back four, Torres made 39 appearances for the Spanish side in all competitions last season, scoring one goal and keeping 13 clean sheets – impressing Europe’s top clubs such as Bayern Munich with his excellent range of passing and poise in possession.
The deal will be the first signing of new sporting director Villa Monchi and will be a significant addition for the Midlands side and their Spanish manager next season as they look to build on their seventh-place finish in the Premier League and become the Englishman’s second in a row. club to win the UEFA Conference League.