Pau Torres Finalises Aston Villa Move and Claims His Number

Pau Torres Joining Aston Villa is Official

Aston Villa finally confirmed the signing of Pau Torres, after the recently married former Villarreal player returned from his holiday to complete the transfer. It’s understood that the centre-back, due to Brexit, still has to get wait to get international clearance and have his visa application approved, but these are formalities.

Pau Torres Aston Villa Shirt Number

In terms of shirt number selection, Torres has gone for Conor Hourihane’s old shirt number of 14. I doubt following in the Irish man’s footsteps was his motivation, but lets pretend it is, rather than the likes of Thierry Henry or Johan Cruyff.

The 26-year-old will also carry his first name ‘Pau’ on the back of his shirt, which he has done for both his club and country in the past.

Pau Torres Aston Villa Transfer Fee

Torres has reunited with his former Villarreal boss Unai Emery and has reportedly committed to Villa for five-years for a €32.5m fee plus €5m add ons.


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  1. I agree, sometimes even new signings struggle, Mings has improved beyond recognition under Emery and is a valuable squad member (we need a squad of quality players with the increased pressure of European games).
    I remember Ken Mcnaught’s arrival from Everton was a nightmare and he struggled badly till Ron Saunders opted for twin centre halves, playing Alan Evans alongside him, the rest is history !

  2. So happy now that this is official and not just probable rumour, Pau and Diego Carlos what a great central defence duo. I hope Mings and Konsa are worried now as neither of them should be first choice, also time to get rid of the defence rot eg Chambers and Hause. UTV

    • It was always happening and not a probable rumour, he’s just been on holiday and recently got married. Mings and Konsa have done nothing wrong and were very good last season, and a massive reason Villa got into Europe. So, give them due respect. Chambers isn’t defensive rot. He was simply a squad filler and there’s no complaints with his contributions. In fact, he’s given us some good moments. He’ll only move on, as there is a lot of competition now, not because he is ‘rot’. Championing the shiny and new, before you’ve seen them properly in a Villa shirt, over players that have proven themselves is the wrong mindset here.

      • Well said MOMS, true Villans support all their players, Mings and Konsa were rocks under Emery, they just needed the right kind of manager that looked to improve on their strengths rather than criticise their weaknesses. Even at the top level confidence improves any team. But I look forward to a new season with 4 solid looking cb’s.

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