Arsenal could get 22 year old in a swap deal with Italian side

Arsenal has been linked with a swap deal that might see them send Lucas Torreira to AS Roma is exchange for Amadou Diawara.

The Gunners are looking to overhaul their team in this transfer window after they ended the last campaign in fine fashion under Mikel Arteta.

Torreira is one player that has struggled to make an impact in the Spaniard’s team, and he looks likely to leave.

He has also been flirting with the idea of leaving the Gunners for some time now, after admitting recently that it will be for the best if he left them.

Despite having the Uruguayan in their team, Arsenal is still looking to sign another midfielder and Thomas Partey is their top target to fill that position.

However, reports from Italy via Gazzetta Dello Sport claims that AS Roma is interested in signing Torreira and the Italians are willing to include 22-year-old Guinea international, Diawara in the move.

The midfielder only joined them last summer from Napoli. He remains a good player, but he struggled with injury in his first season at the club.

Arteta wants to add as much quality to his team ahead of next season as he can, but no one knows if he will consider Diawara good enough for his team.

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14 Comments

  1. Top Gunner says:

    “After they ended the last campaign in a fine fashion under Mikel Arteta”. Do you really mean that or you wanna brainwash us?

    1. Rory johnson says:

      Beating city, Liverpool and then chelsea to win the F.A cup is just not good enough! Bring back UE

      1. Val says:

        hahahaahhaahhaaa

    2. Val says:

      err we did end the season on fine fashion.
      Beat Man shity, the champions Liverpool and then went on to beat Chelsea in the cup final so yes we did.
      do you only watch highlights of games?

      1. ken1945 says:

        The comment “ended the campaign in fine fashion” is a PERFECT summing up – well said Martin!!!
        Some of our fans are so negative, the grim reaper must be related to them.

        I thought the idea of selling players in this window, was to raise capital for already identified players – Partey, Courtinho for example.

        But as the media has now surpassed the 130 rumoured players linked to our club, I am just sitting back and waiting for official announcements on the club’s website.

      2. Grandad says:

        Eddie I suspect we would have to pay at least 10m plus Torreria to secure Diawara who the Italian authorities wanted to play for their international team before he decided to align himself to his home Country.Believe me, he is a good bit better than Torreria.

        1. ozziegunner says:

          Amadou Diawara is only listed having a value of €18,5 million in Transfermarkt, so if Arsenal had to contribute an additional £10 million as well as Lucas Torreira, Arsenal would be giving him away.

  2. Grandad says:

    I like Diawara who is 6’1″ , quick and powerful and would represent an upgrade on Torrerria.We would of course need to be entirely satisfied with his fitness.We seem to have a good relationship with Roma which could pay off on this occasion.

    1. Alex says:

      Let me hope he’s not another Diaby. Injury prone.

    2. Eddie says:

      “AS Roma is interested in signing Torreira and the Italians are willing to include 22-year-old Guinea international, Diawara in the move.”

      Grandad you should be asking is Diawara any good or better than Lucas? If he is, why are they in a haste to ship him out?
      I don’t want shipping out a player and bringing in another average player. Let them pay cash else they can Eff off… We have AC Milan and A Madrid to negotiate with

      1. ACE says:

        I dont think any of the teams
        “supposedly interested” in LT
        are going to stump up the cash
        necessary for AFC to sell.

        A sweetner for Partey might be
        on the cards but are Arsenal
        really going to pay the Ghanaian
        £200K a week while attempting
        to trim the wage bill?

        If MA rates Diawarra the AFC
        may have only option with LT.

        1. Mobella says:

          What I read today is both Roma and Diawara are willing and he has already agreed to a 5 years deal. The only hiccup is LT has not agreed to Roma’s term. Eddie we and Roma are in the same boat. They are light on cash as us. Therefore they want a swap with us for LT so that they can sell Vereout who they bought the same time with Diawara. It is not a must we get players with high price and wages. €60m Ndombele is an example. It might not workout as we expected or take times. Are fans going to be patient.

      2. Aukar says:

        Ive seen his highlights and i can tell he is not an upgrade to torreira at all infact torreira has better ball control and touches than him.. he is just an upgrade in height thats all

  3. Nonso says:

    Ending was okay

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