Arsenal midfielder on the transfer wishlist of Serie A club

Fiorentina is interested in a move for Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira as he continues to struggle for a place in Mikel Arteta’s squad.

The Uruguayan spent the last season on loan at Atletico Madrid and he won the league title with the Spanish club.

However, they weren’t convinced enough to sign him permanently and he has now returned to Arsenal.

The Gunners still don’t have him in their plans and would be happy to allow him to join another club.

Corriere Dello Sport claims that Fiorentina needs a new midfielder and they have drawn up a shortlist of three targets.

Torreira is on it alongside Inter Milan’s Stefano Sensi and FC Koln’s Ellyes Skhiri.

However, the Uruguayan is at the top of their list of targets and they could make their interest official soon.

Torreira has had a stint in Serie A before with Arsenal signing him from Sampdoria after his fine performance for Uruguay at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

The midfielder hasn’t had enough chances to play under Arteta who seems to prefer other midfielders in his squad.

Arsenal is targeting new midfield players in this transfer window and that seems to signify that they truly have no plans to keep Torreira.

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  1. What a shame. Looked promising when he came but I don’t think the physicality and the pace of the EPL suits him. He’s a little short too which impedes his areial abilities. Another bad purchase decision?

    1. Less than an inch separate Torreira and Kante. LT was utilized as a DM in his first season at Arsenal and his performances were in an acceptable level when tasked with just covering ground in-front of the defence. Only when Emery tried to make him play as a ball-carrier in CM, like Kante was asked to perform at Chelsea, that Torreira’s shortcomings were exposed. It was never a bad purchase decision, but Emery’s decision to play him in an unnatural role caused Torreira’s downfall. If he was a bad purchase, we wouldn’t have finished 5th in his debut season after featuring very heavily that season.

  2. I’ll go out on a limb and say any offer will be a loan with an option to buy, which they will never do.

    Waste of a loan last year at ath Madrid so best he is sold even at a loss.

  3. Torriera does not seem to be happy at Arsenal and in general not happy in London. Best to let him go wherever he wants to go.

    1. I know & understand that LT has gone through a few things in his life but he doesn’t come across as mentally strong then again I could be wrong.

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