Billed as one of the finest centre backs on the continent, he helped to guide his club to a Europa League victory last season over Manchester United and he is the type of centre back that Guardiola likes.
Equipped with an ability to read the pattern of play, strong in the air and comfortable on the ball, he could very easily slot into City’s rearguard alongside their 2020/21 signing Ruben Dias who has emerged as one of the best in the world.
Do City need another centre back?
Also boasting England international, John Stones and experienced Premier League performer, Nathan Ake it would seem that the club is well-stocked at the back, however, Aymeric Laporte is understood to be contemplating his future, which could force Guardiola into action.
Torres has a release clause of £51 million, which Villarreal are reportedly unwilling to budge on, which means that if City want the player then they would have to part with what could be a substantial amount of their budget.
However, if Laporte decides to stay in Manchester, this could all be academic, especially with Stones finally looking like a top player and Ake improving every week, Torres could become too much of a luxury to have in their squad.
If not City then where?
It is no secret that Real Madrid did not replace Varane and so, next summer they may well set their sights on Torres, which would not be a surprise considering that president Florentino Perez tends to target the best players.
Also, Bayern Munich might become a favourable prospect for the player, especially with a potential vacancy opening up in the heart of defence, alongside last summer’s signing Dayot Upemacano; for the German side though, a lot will depend on finances, with the club reportedly strapped for cash.
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