When Unai Emery signed him, the Spaniard was one of the greatest central defenders in La Liga over the last few years. Villarreal’s progress to the semi-finals of the Champions League this season was made possible thanks to his contributions. Across all competitions, Emery’s team have used the 25-year-old centre-back 47 times this season. He has six goals and one assist to his name.
When asked about his future in an interview with the Mirror, Torres stated there was nothing new to report. However, it looks that he is simply withholding information. As of now, there is nothing, but “every year, there is chatter about a lot of things”
It has been confirmed that Chelsea’s takeover has been completed and the club can now focus on rebuilding their roster for the new season.
The new owners’ focus on center-backs is understandable, given Chelsea’s chronic shortage in that position. Cesar Azpilicueta is also a free agent and might leave the club in the same way as Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen did.
Thiago Silva and Trevoh Chalobah would be the only central-defence options for the Blues next season.
After a successful loan period in Yorkshire with Huddersfield, Levi Colwill could be an option, but it remains to be seen whether he will be given a place in the first squad. For the Blues, the 25-year-old Spaniard is an obvious choice, and he brings with him both youth and a plethora of playing experience. As the Dane is in a similar stage of his career, he could be the ideal substitute for Christensen’s departure.