Arsenal star will agree a move to Italy on one condition

Lucas Torreira is open to a summer return to the Italian Serie A, but only on the condition that Marco Giampaolo becomes the new manager of Torino, according to reports coming out of Italy.

The Uruguayan enjoyed his first season at Arsenal as he was one of the fans’ favourite.

However, his second campaign hasn’t been one to look back on as he even fell out of favour with the manager that bought him, Unai Emery, and he complained about being played out of position.

He has continued to struggle to get into Mikel Arteta’s team with the Spaniard, preferring the likes of Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka.

He has been linked with a return to Italy for a long time now and that move might materialise this summer, however, it has to be a reunion with his former manager, Giampaolo.

The Italian tactician is set to become the new Torino boss and Corriere Dello Sport via Talksport claims that he has placed some demands on his new team and among them is for them to secure the signature of Torreira.

Arteta has not exactly trusted the diminutive midfielder to do a job for him since he became Arsenal’s manager, and he might be happy to cash in on the former Sampdoria man.

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19 Comments

  1. ACE says:

    I’ve always rated LT but for whatever
    reason or reasons he just hasnt
    taken off @ the Emirates. Sans
    for the MOM performance last
    year against the Spuds the
    Urugyuan has been consistently
    pedestrian @ best in NL. IF Torino
    is desperate to land LT, then AFC
    must sanction the deal. I cant
    fathom a bit part player in London
    is something that Lucas would be
    particularly excited about over the
    next few years.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Apparently Torreira and his family have not settled into London well, with issues of language and weather.

  2. RFrancis says:

    Serie A is a much better fit for Torreira. He has silky skills, he is very good with the ball but his main drawback is tackling. He is often too late in tackles, conceding free-kicks and earning yellow cards around the box. And unfortunately he is no N’Golo Kante, even though they share similar traits.

    1. zack88 says:

      even progressing play is a problem to him

  3. CorporateMan says:

    Will Torino be able to afford Arsenal’s valuation of the player?I doubt it.
    I hope A C Milan rekindle their interest in Torreira. His sale should provide needed funds for Partey

  4. Wenger91 says:

    I think he has a lot to offer for any team he is player for, I really wish him the best he is a great player who fought for his position although after the last injury he didn’t return to his regular performance.

    I hope that they can make some good money from this deal otherwise try to convince him to stay and improve under MA.

  5. Izuchukwu Okosi says:

    Torreira picked up an injury in March so he can’t just displace other midfielders almost immediately after his return to fitness. Watch him and Arteta closely how they speak to each other and celebrate victories. The team needs players depth anyways.

  6. Mogunna says:

    He is above Torino level and can land in many teams in Italy such as Napoli who loves him as Milan Bergame or in Spain can see him in Sevilla, Villareal even Athetico. He needs to be associate with right player as in his national team and Sampdoria

  7. Grandad says:

    This is a no brainer.A return to Italy is in the best interests of all concerned.

  8. Herbz says:

    The bitter truth is that apart from tackling, Torreira does not have the technical skills for a big club like Arsenal.

    This guy and Guendouzi are the epitome of poor recruitment at our club. No technical skills whatsoever.

    I keep telling people that Coquelin alone was more technically gifted than our current central midfielders combined.

    1. Val says:

      Stating that MG and LT are not technically gifted and were poorly recruited is a bit harsh and maybe that you dont actually know what you’re talking about.
      LT was brilliant last season but this season he has been plagued with injuries.
      MG is a class player, very technically gifted, the problem is with that thing that sits a top his shoulders.
      Le’coq wasnt gifted like either in that regard, he could only tackle and wasnt all that great at that

      1. Herbz says:

        To put it into perspective for you, Kovacic alone is 50 times more talented than these two.

        And am very serious… Because for me it’s not about enjoying the football alone, but also analyzing players.

        1. Loose Cannon says:

          You are right, from day 1 I knew that this fella isn’t made for the EPL, not the stylish Nasri type nor a terror in the middle of the park like Kante
          Good if we get rid of him, the next big distraction after Ozil and Guendozi. Why were they signed for AFC is the question to ask and the next question is why are they still at AFC? Good riddance to bad rubbish. Require a midfield revamp.

  9. gunnerforlife says:

    If Torino are indeed interested in Torreira, AFC must cash in and use the funds to buy Partey. If the deal is not very lucrative in terms of financial gain for AFC, than Arsenal can persuade Torreira to stay and develop under MA as anyway we will need a number of back up players considering the number of competitions Arsenal is participating next season.

  10. Sean says:

    Sell Lucas for £35m
    (£15m for Fees to Sampdoria)
    Coutinho on loan £9m
    Sell Guendouzi for £43m-£50m
    Buy Partey Outright £45m
    *£75m+ IN – £54m + £15m OUT
    Rest of funds used for contracts.

    Sell Papa for £8m
    Get SARR for £0
    Sell Chambers + Mustafi £12-£15m
    Buy GABRIEL £20m
    *Pays for itself, plus some change for the next persons signing on bonus + contract;

    WILLIAN on a free from Chelsea. Experince to this young team is vital. If Stan is to invest something to help then we need to sell Ozil, Elneny & Miki and add to the funds for a Marquee signing.

    Biggest job is to get Auba to sign the contract over next few weeks.

    Going to be interesting.

    1. Sean says:

      Forgot to mention Cebellos. If we could sign him permantly would be fantastic, even on loan again if possible, with a view to permanent deal maybe?
      (Gk)
      Martinez – Leno
      (Rb)
      Bellerin – Soares
      (CB)
      Saliba – Gabriel – Sarr – Luiz – Holding
      (Lb)
      Teirney – Kolasnic
      (Cm)
      Partey – Cebellos – Xhaka – AMN
      (Am)
      Coutinho – SmithRowe – Willock
      (Wingers)
      Pepe – Willian – Martinelli –
      (Strikers)
      Auba – Laca – Nketiah

      Then there is loads of more talented youth players in our ranks.

      1. Sean says:

        Saka 🤦‍♂️ knew I forgot someone!

      2. PGT says:

        Looks promising but preferably without Kolasinac, he reminds me of Perry Groves: first to the corner flag but usually without the ball. What about Reiss Nelson? I’m struggling to form an opinion on him and JW. They’ve been given odd jobs to do, so it’s difficult to judge.

        1. Sean says:

          I agree with Kolasnic but I dont see use getting a LB and he can be a utility player to be fair and is a bull… on away days he could be useful.

          Reiss Nelson I could see being shipped out on loan like Mavraponas has been again. Willian, Pepe, Martinelli & Nketiah are infront of the lad. If we sign Dembele to Aubas wishes then Nkeitiah also could be loaned

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