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Torres ‘totally calm’ about future amid Man Utd & Real Madrid talks

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The center-back reportedly has a €65 million release clause on his Villarreal contract, and several clubs are said to be keen on triggering it.

Pau Torres is “totally calm” about his future amid reports linking him Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Torres’ stock soared last season when he led Villarreal to the very first piece of silverware in their history as well as a fifth-placed La Liga finish.

Villarreal beat Manchester United after an exciting and prolonged penalty shootout in the 2019/20 Europa League final, which also served as his audition to the latter.

Elsewhere, Real Madrid are also eyeing him as they look to bring in a successor to Sergio Ramos, who left the club last week after running down his contract.

“I have a contract at Villarreal, I just won the first title for the club, we have qualified for the Champions League and it is something that excites me a lot,” Torres told Goal.

“Now I’m focused on the Euros. Then the Super Cup and nice things will come, so I’m totally calm.”

Asked if those “nice things” could happen at Villarreal, he added: “Yes.”

Asked if anyone can reject an offer from Real Madrid, he said: “I live in my home town, very quiet, doing beautiful things and fighting for great things with my hometown team. 

“I’m totally calm, right now I am only focused on the European Championship, on Wednesday.”