Arsenal will take a financial hit to help Torreira return to South America

Arsenal is sympathetic towards Lucas Torreira and they are prepared to allow him to leave in the summer.

The midfielder has struggled in Europe over the last few seasons and has found playing chances at Arsenal and Atletico Madrid scarce.

He is spending this season on loan at the Spanish side, but they have no plans to sign him permanently.

The Gunners also have no long-term plans for him and he looks set to leave the Emirates.

He has just lost his mum to covid-19 and wants to play closer to home now.

The former Sampdoria man has been a lifelong fan of Argentinean giants, Boca Juniors and hopes to join them.

He also has interest from Brazilian and other European teams.

ESPN claims that Arsenal is aware of his desire to leave them soon and will allow him to leave in a cut-price deal when the transfer window reopens.

Arsenal signed him for £26m in 2018 from Sampdoria and the report says the Gunners want £15million for his signature.

The coronavirus pandemic has affected the spending power of several teams and it remains unclear if teams from South America can invest that much in his signature.

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6 Comments

  1. Grandad says:

    Realistically, I think we will be hard pressed to get 15m for Torreria, from any Club in South America.

  2. vieralyn says:

    Time to send some scouts to South America as we need to get something on top of the monetary pittance we’ll receive from any club desiring his services…my bad, I totally forgot we hardly have any of those individuals left following the great scouting cull of 2020

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Yes vieralyn, a swap deal could be the best outcome for Arsenal wrt Lucas Torreira.
      Otherwise a sale to Boca with s hefty sell on component should he take a transfer back to Europe. Why should Arsenal always be “Mr Nice Guy”?

  3. Wyoming says:

    15 mill 😁
    No club in Europe would play even 7mill while South American clubs are all broke.
    Going home won’t bring his mother back.
    Torreira is on 70k p/w so will just run down his contract leave on a free and get another European club contract after that.
    Arsenal will just have to bring him back in the summer and hope his games for Uruguay or in pre season tempt a buyer otherwise its loansville again to save on his wages before he goes on a free in 2023.
    The question is who was the bright Spark who scouted this 27 mill super star in the first place?

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      he did well in his first season….

      past archives and media reports can support that….

      inconsistencies in his 2nd season and got loan after

  4. jon fox says:

    The reality, which this article studiously avoids is that IF we get even £15mill for Torreira in this pandemic we will be well pleased. I predict far less, even if anything at all for this player.

    To say we will accept £15 mill is nonsense, as it will be almost a miracle if anyone will pay even close to that amount.
    He will leave; of that I am sure but whether we get any fee AT ALL is a huge doubt, IMO.

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