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Pau Torres a ‘serious option’ for Manchester City - report

Could he replace Laporte?

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Manchester City continue their chase in signing a defender with the possible exit of Aymeric Laporte. Enter Pau Torres from Spain.

Torres is considered as one of the best defenders in La Liga for the past season.

He fits City’s style of football perfectly, as he is a ball playing center back. Pep Guardiola’s centre backs play like that as Pep asks the defenders to keep possession and build up the play from the back.

Pep Guardiola loves these type of players and if Laporte leaves, City have shortlisted a like for like replacement in Pau Torres. A left-footed ball-playing centre back who could push his way into the first XI will be a more than adequate replacement.

Pau Torres has a release clause of £50 million and his club are not interested to negotiate with any club. The only way to sign Torres is by activating his release clause.

It will be interesting to see how far this saga goes and if City will actually sign a defender.

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