Arsenal man close to finalising switch to La Liga

Sun Sports claims that Lucas Torreira is very close to finalising his exit from Arsenal to Atletico Madrid this summer.

The Uruguayan midfielder has fallen down the pecking order at the Emirates over the past two seasons and Mikel Arteta appears happy to let him leave.

Torreira has been a subject of interest from several teams in this transfer window including Fiorentina and Torino.

He was set to move to the latter, but Atletico Madrid showed interest in him and he looks set to move to the Spanish capital now.

The report claims that his agent is already in Spain trying to iron out the details of his move to the Spanish side.

It also claims that the Spaniards want to land him on-loan for this season with the option of making the transfer permanent after the 2020/21 season.

Arsenal wants to cash in on him this summer and their preference is to sell him permanently or get a loan deal with an obligation to buy.

They hope to make £22m from his sale, the money will be used to fund their moves for either Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar.

Arteta has seen his team impress at the start of this season and the Spaniard will hope that he can get at least one of his midfield targets before the transfer window shuts.

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14 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Has the fact that we have agreed a no strings attached loan for Torreria given us some leveridge with AM in our quest for Partey? Or is it only wishful thinking on my part.If Partey is not obtainable , have we got other options in hand? The next day or two should be very interesting.

    1. RSH says:

      both aouar and partey transfers looking more than shaky right now… not much time left 🙄🙄

      1. Dan kit says:

        Done deals we was told last week and the week before and before that 🤦🏻‍♂️

        1. RSH says:

          haha yup. Apparently the club is just really clever and is waiting until we can’t sign them anymore to put the bids in. 😂

          1. SueP says:

            That isn’t funny RSH!! My nerves!!

        2. Defund The Media says:

          Know one said partey was a done deal on here to my knowledge.

          1. Lenohappy says:

            👍

    2. ACE says:

      Gdad,

      I’m no expert but I see this move
      as necessary to make squad
      space for HA. As many posters
      have mentioned the current squad
      is in need of some serious trimming
      over the next few days and into
      the January window

      If AFC are successful in selling
      Mustafi, Kola, Socratis and one
      other over the next few days than I
      believe they will activate TP’s
      RC @ the midnight hour on
      Monday.

      Heres to hoping

  2. Sue says:

    I know he’ll be off the wage bill… but we wanted guaranteed money, so as it’s a loan, this will have an impact on who we get, unless we can shift a few more in the next day or so??

    1. SueP says:

      None of them look as though they are rushing to get away Sue😡

  3. durand says:

    Wonder why Arsenal haggle and pinch pennies when it comes to transfers, but pass out wages eagerly with a shovel.

    1. Sue says:

      👍 Well put, Durand!!

    2. RSH says:

      Great question!

    3. ACE says:

      SMH as well

      👍👍

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