• Tottenham claims they got close to sealing a deal with Pau Torres
  • Manchester United was also linked to Torres
  • Nuno continues to find key players to fill up the void

Tottenham is looking for more talent to add to the mix, and one name they almost acquired was Pau Torres of Villareal.

According to AS, the Spurs were close to getting the 24-year-old center-back. However, the only problem with that is that Torres was not in favor of joining the team of Nuno Espirito Santo.

The report went on to say that Torres prefers to wait and hopefully get a bigger offer.

With the signing of Cristian Romero, it appears all hopes of seeing Torres joining the Spurs is now unlikely.

Torres has a release clause worth £56 million ($77 million), according to Sport.

Tottenham is not the only team linked to the Spanish player. Manchester United is another team allegedly interested in him.

The only problem is that unlike the Spurs, the Red Devils have yet to make a concrete offer for the Villareal footballer.

Torres made 44 appearances with Villareal’s UEFA Europa League squad last season. He was also a fixture for Spain during the Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics.

As for Tottenham, targeting more defenders is a possibility in the next transfer window.

The Hotspur currently has a negative goal difference in the English Premier League. When the season opened, they were able to keep three clean sheets in their opening games.

Regardless, Nuno may need more able and quality players if Tottenham seeks to work their way back to the top.

In a previous report, the Spurs have Franck Kessie of AC Milan on their radar.

Their chances on the 24-year-old midfielder got a big boost following word that Kessie thumbed down a £5.6 million ($7.9 million) per season offer from AC MIlan.

Kessie is seen as someone who can fill up the void that was left by Moussa Sissoko. The French player moved to Watford after agreeing to a two-year deal in August.

Pau Torres of Villarreal CF Pau Torres of Villarreal CF Photo: Getty Images | Aitor Alcalde Colomer