The Red Devils will be back in for a central defender this summer after a calamitous campaign highlighted numerous issues at the back. Varane has struggled for fitness in his debut season in England whilst there are increasing doubts over Harry Maguire’s quality and capabilities as captain, just three years after an £80m move from Leicester.
But United could need an extra man with Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones, and Eric Bailly expected to depart on permanent transfers this summer. Incoming manager Erik ten Hag could bring Jurrien Timber, who can also play as a right-back, with him to Old Trafford. But Torres could be a first-choice target, given the club’s long-standing interest.
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