An interesting moment occurred after the big match in Group A2 of the UEFA Nations League, which brought together Spain and Portugal. Shortly after the whistle signaled the end of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo exchanged jerseys with Pau Torres.
It immediately caught the attention of the public, because it was considered a code. Understandably, Torres is Manchester United’s main target in the 2022 summer transfer market. He is projected to be the main defender of the Red Devils under the command of Erik Ten Hag.
The duel which was held at the Benito Villamarin Stadium, Friday (3/6/2022) itself, ended in a 1-1 draw. Spain had taken the lead through Alvaro Morata’s 25th minute goal, but Portugal was finally able to force the eyeball score through Ricardo Horta’s 82nd minute goal.
1. Pau Torres has the opportunity to join the Red Devils
During the handshake session after the match ended, Ronaldo was seen approaching Pau Torres. The two then shook hands and exchanged jerseys . It was considered as an implied message that they would be one club. Torres transfer rumors to Old Traffod even more stretched.
If this is true, of course it will be good news for Manchester United who are eyeing potential defenders to strengthen their defense next season. Moreover, last season’s team captain Harry Maguire was considered fragile.
The presence of the Villareal centre-back was allegedly able to make the competition between defenders even tighter. As a result, every player will try to perform as much as possible if given the time to play.
2. Manchester United has targeted Pau Torres for a long time
Pau Torres has actually been linked with Manchester United for a long time. He was even said to be Erik ten Hag’s first signing who had just been brought in from Ajax Amsterdam.
Reported by the Manchester Evening News, the new MU coach has reportedly been consulted about the possibility of signing the 25-year-old Spaniard this summer.
3. MU has not made an official offer for Pau Torres
However, based on the Mirror report , Pau Torres admitted that he had not received any offer from MU. He admitted that he only received an offer from the club he is currently defending, namely Villarreal.