Arsenal faces being stuck with Torreira if a deal is not agreed on this week

Arsenal is in a race against time to sell Lucas Torreira to Fiorentina after his loan spell at the Italian club in the just-concluded campaign.

The midfielder did well, and they should ideally keep him permanently after they secured an agreement to sign him for 15m euros.

However, Gianluca di Marzio claims the Florence side wants to pay far less than that, and they will pay just €8m to sign him.

Arsenal has now been issued an ultimatum to take the offer or leave it because the Italians have an alternative.

The report claims they have also been discussing a transfer for Hoffenheim’s Florian Grillitsch, who is a free agent from next month.

If Arsenal doesn’t accept their offer for Torreira this week, they will accelerate their efforts to land Grillitsch.

Just Arsenal Opinion

Considering that Torreira did well for them in the just-concluded campaign, Fiorentina is just looking to take advantage of Arsenal’s desperation to land Torreira.

It makes sense to allow him to join them, and it could be a gamble that backfires if we keep him while searching for a better offer.

It would be interesting to see if Torreira will find another suitor that will splash the cash on him.

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  1. And so it begins. The atrocious manner in which our club has handled outgoing players is coming home to roost.

    Ripping up contracts, Guendouzi for 8 million, Mavro for 2.5 million, paying Auba 7 million to join Barca, there are consequences.

    8 million for Torreira, Bellerin likely to not bring in any significant fee, it’s an absolute dumpster fire. If we could sell Pepe imagine the hit we will take financially with everyone knowing he’s not wanted, and rarely given a chance to play and raise his sell on value.

    This is a club F-up, from ownership, to the board, straight to Edu. No plan in place to maximize assets or get reasonable value for unwanted players at the club.

    1. Summed up perfectly Durand – what player in his right mind, would want to come to our club, after watching what’s been happening these last three seasons?
      Who to blame? That’s the question?

      1. Just pointing out the obvious Ken, amateur hour in full effect at the club. If Arteta doesn’t want players, then fine it’s his decision as manager.

        Edu should remind him not to diminish potential value by poor man management and broadcasting to the world he wants them gone.

        Edu himself should do much better in outgoing sales as well, he has been pathetic in this regard since he took over.

    2. Durand, it is impossible to disagree with your assessment. One has to also include the failure of the powers that be at Arsenal to assess the quality of players and their potential for improvement, in the cases of Ashley Maitland-Niles, Guendouzi and Mari. Both Guendouzi and Saliba have excelled playing for France against Croatia in the Euros, yet were not deemed required last season for Arsenal. Similarly Ainsley Maitland- Niles was deemed surplus to Arsenal requirements, yet considered good enough to play for England. In the case of Torreira the Club’s hands are tied, because they were unable to make him happy in England. Sitting on the bench wouldn’t have helped his disposition.
      Arsenal is not in such a strong position, that it can afford to waste such footballing talent or transfer fees!

  2. Torreira is not a bad player, certainly , in my opinion,no worse that some of the players that we are being linked with. Apparently he has done well at Fiorentina where he has been played in his preferred position. If he comes back I really don’t see why he would not be useful even as a back up. If Arteta cannot genuinely see any place for him at the club it would be better to move him on for whatever we can get than to have another unhappy player in the dressing room.

    1. 👍 or the Manager “manages” to try to make him happy in the Arsenal team ernvironment?

  3. If they are really interested in him and he really is worth 15m euros then that is what they should pay! If they can’t pay his value then we should definitely not sell.

    I get fed up with clubs trying to pay far less for our players just because they are not wanted by Arsenal. But I suppose we have become a club that gets walked over because of our historical amateurish management!

  4. I hope many will now understand what I was seeing when I wrote an article a while ago about how Arteta and Edu have completely mishandled our assets. Let’s enjoy the ride cos it’s just the beginning. Trust the process

  5. They know the price(which is cheap)
    If they don’t want to pay it just flog him to someone else

  6. I would rather keep Torreira than sell him @ 8M.
    He came in at a timeof turbulence at the club post Wenger and new start to Emery.
    He does not tend to get injured and puts in a full shift.
    Play him as a DM not an AM and you will find we have a player on our hands.

  7. Torreira should return. We need depth and he’s not a bad player. Will play him ahead of Xhaka any day

  8. He’s a good player but he’s made it very clear he doesn’t want to be here for a number of years – makes it hard to bargain

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