Arsenal has been handed a boost in their bid to offload Lucas Torreira, as Fiorentina is now prepared to keep him.
The Uruguayan is spending this season on loan at the Italian club, and he has been in stunning form.
He doesn’t feature in the plans of Mikel Arteta at the Emirates, so even his good performance in Serie A will not earn him a place in the Arsenal team next season.
But it can earn the Gunners good money on his permanent transfer.
Sport Witness citing Corriere Dello Sport claims the midfielder has been so good Fiorentina will keep him.
The Italians and Arsenal agreed on a permanent fee of €15m when he moved to Florence on loan.
Arsenal hopes to sign Dusan Vlahovic and would remove that fee from their offer, but the striker might not agree to the move.
The report insists that regardless, Fiorentina will trigger their option to sign Torreira permanently and they also have plans to offer him a four-year deal.
Just Arsenal Opinion
Torreira is one of the many players who kepted us as an average club for several years.
Mikel Arteta is gradually replacing all of them as he rebuilds the team with better players.
Making €15m from offloading the Uruguayan midfielder will represent a major coup for us. Hopefully, this transfer goes through even if we miss out on Vlahovic.
Making €15m is a major coup for us? Really?
Dear Admin Martin, may I remind you that Torreira cost us £27m (over €30m). And you say it’s a major coup to sell him for €15m (£12.5m)? That’s less than half his price
dgr8xt, Seems you never noticed how Covid has collapsed the transfer market world wide! An odd oversight, Id suggest!
Agreed. But you’ll notice that players are still being sold for large amounts. We’ve Not been a club that sells well over the years. We let his value fall to such a damning state. The Torreira of Emery’s first season would have commanded between 45 and 50 million pounds. Only thing that gives me joy is that his future is finally sorted out. It’s still what it is – very bad asset mismanagement
50 million 😂
Major coup with this group of transfer Gurus. Guendouzi for 10 million, Dino for pocket change and a song. I’m just happy the club is getting something, rather than terminating another contract and letting him leave on a free.
I find it very difficult to believe that this club is willing to play 15M and sign Lucas to a 4 year deal…as such, I can only hope that we can use this 15M as a bargaining chip in our attempts to secure the services of a much bigger fish, Vlahovic…of course, I’m incredibly skeptical of any of these speculative moves actually happening, but I’m certainly hoping for the best
pay NOT play