Villarreal seems to have to prepare to lose one of its flagship players. Because the new manager of Manchester United. Erik Ten Hag is reportedly targeting players from the La Liga team.
One of its flagship players, Pau Torres, is reportedly on the Red Devils’ radar and may be difficult to defend. It’s no secret that Ten Hag wants to make a major overhaul in the MU squad.
Several players who do not comply with the playing scheme will be released and replaced with new players. One of the sectors that Ten Hag focuses on is the defense sector.
The former Ajax Amsterdam boss is reportedly in need of a central defender who can also release the ball. The choice then fell to portless. In addition to the playing style that suits Ten Hug, Torres happens to be a graduate of the Ajax Academy, so there is no problem adapting.
Various speculations arose. However, according to Marca, the Red Devils have taken Torres’ signature very seriously and are ready to pay €50m for the 25-year-old. For Villarreal, Torres is a central figure in defense. However, the failure to participate in the Champions League next season could make it difficult for Villarreal to keep it.
Villarreal couldn’t get into the top four this season and had to settle for seventh with 59 points. This situation certainly makes it difficult for Villarreal to maintain its star players, including Torres. As is known, Torres wanted to play in the Champions League to reject an offer from the Premier League club last season and chose Villarreal.
Unfortunately, Villarreal who performed well in the Champions League last season only reached the semifinals. Villarreal’s movement was stopped by Liverpool. Liverpool advanced to the final after winning a total of 52 points. Erik Ten Hag and Pau Torres will call up two MU outcasts, Donny van de Beek and Andreas Pereira.
The two players have also known each other for 52 years. Another player mentioned on Ten Hug’s radar is Jurrien Timber. The Dutch defender is said to be at the top of Ten Hug’s transfer goals at Old Trafford.
Ten Hug likes Timber for a reason. Born in 2001, this footballer played a key role in the success of Ajax, who won the Eredivisie title this season. And to get Timber, Ten Hug discussed the plan intensively with the club.
Ten Hag is known to have been trusted to handle MU for 3 years. He will start his duties this season replacing Ralf Rangnick, who previously served as interim coach. In carrying out his duties, Ten Hag will be assisted by several staff. One of them has even been the right hand of the legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, namely Steve McLaren.
McClaren was chosen as Ten Hag’s assistant is not surprising. Ten Hag not only knows the details of MU but McClaren as well. Before becoming head coach, Ten Hug was McLaren’s assistant at FC Twente.
Source : WeAllFollowUnited