Contrasting reports on supposed Arsenal-Lazio swap deal

Arsenal and Lazio are supposedly interested in signing each others’ players this summer, with Lucas Torreira and Joaquin Correa of interest.

Reports claimed that the Biancoceleste were eyeing a deal to sign the Uruguayan, and we had asked about the potential availability of Joaquin at the same time, before Fabrizio Romano moved to insist that the Gunners had no interest in signing the Argentine.

That hasn’t stopped the rumours from rolling however, with Il Messaggero claiming not only that we have lodged an initial £17 Million bid for Correa, but that we were looking to return with an improved bid which could include the tranfer of Torreira as part of the deal.

The midfielder spent the current season on loan in Spain with the recently-crowned champions Atletico Madrid, but is now on the lookout for a new club to play out the upcoming campaign.

A return to Italy would make sense for the 25 year-old, who has proved to have settled in the country during a five-year spell there with sides Pescara and Sampdoria previously, whereas he couldn’t seem to settle properly during his time in North London previously.

Could Romano be proved wrong, or will the links to Correa disappear in good time?

Patrick

Tags Joaquin Correa Lucas Torreira

5 Comments

  1. Sean M says:

    He (Correa) has an interesting profile. Seems to have two quick feet, a good shot as well as height and strength but his numbers from last season weren’t great, which is concerning given he’s 25. Still, Torreira has been very difficult to shift so him + €10m (and Laca/Auba out) could be a worthwhile gamble, especially with Balogun waiting in the wings.

  2. Rey says:

    Am I the only one who think this Romano guy is over hyped?

    1. Atid says:

      Load of media bullhype, for years now Arsenal have been linked with this player and that, but 9 times out of 10, transfers are announced by either Arsenal or the selling/buying club first. Just like yesterday when 3 players were sold with no warning until that morning.

      I am certain a journo just looks at a player who very likely has no future, then links him to a club because they need a player in that position and have a player in a similar situation who would suit a position that the other club need.

      It is basically fantasy football. You want some transfer news, wait until it’s announced on Arsenal.com.

      1. Rey says:

        Spot on👍

    2. Simon says:

      You have a point.. Seems very overhyped

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