Do Arsenal fans see future for midfielder after U-turn?

Lucas Torreira has supposedly had a change of heart and now wants to stay at Arsenal this summer, but does his transfer value outweigh his importance?

Our club is expected to try and make a number of signings in the coming window, as we look to build a team suitable to match the new philosophy of Mikel Arteta, and the likelihood is that players will need to leave in order to raise funds.

Torreira was being linked with a possible £35 Million move, but Italian football expert Gianluca Di Marzio now claims he is not pushing for a return to Italy this summer.

“AC Milan wanted to sign Lucas Torreira last summer. He has never wanted to force a move to go back to Italy,” Di Marzio said.

“He only listened to Milan’s proposal, but Arsenal immediately said he was not in the market and that they didn’t want to sell him.

“I don’t think Milan will spend €40m or €50m [£35 million] on Torreira to bring him back. I also don’t feel Torreira wants to come back to Italy just yet.

“He is very good player, so some offers may arrive for him and even then Arsenal will still decide what they want to do.”

The Uruguay international has struggled to land a regular role in the side since Arteta’s return as coach, and it remains to be seen whether the Spaniard views Torreira as one who suits his philosophy, with the defensive midfield role having become a key area in modern football.

Is Torreira a key player at Arsenal? Does his transfer value outweigh his value to our club?

Patrick

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7 Comments

  1. jon fox says:

    From now on many players in all clubs will find that their transfervalues do NOT match their value to their club. Torreira and hopefully Auba too will find this truth. The clear and easy to see prediction is that the transfer market has already collapsed with VERY few expensive purchases anywhere and many free transfer, loan and swap deals being the new norm.
    EQUALLY EASY TO SEE IS THE STEADY AND LONG OVERDUE VAST REDUCTION IN PLAYER WAGES. This will happen in stages and be erratic but WILL happen!

    1. SueP says:

      Jon
      I was about to reply and saw that you had already done it for me👍

      1. jon fox says:

        Sue P are we twins separated at birth, I sometimes wonder. God, how I pity YOU, if we are!

        1. SueP says:

          Jon
          It would have meant ‘our mother’ would have delivered you about 6 years before she managed to push me out!!😂

      2. Grandad says:

        Your right guys.If we could get our money back on Torreria I would take it.A good little player who unfortunately lacks the physicality needed for the EPL.

  2. timofeyi says:

    I see Torreira as the best midfielder arsenal at the moment selling him would be a big problem

  3. AshburtonGrove says:

    I like Torriera, he’s small but he’s a pitbull who never gives up. 110% from the first minute he runs into the pitch till the second he’s prematurely subbed off – a vast comparison in dedication to the likes of Ozil.
    I say keep Torriera and try to sign Partey as a pair-up and sell Xhaka as he’s a useless liability.
    Oh and we the fans “overreacted” did we Granit…? Go F-yourself!
    Sorry, it infuriates me that the fans are to share the blame for his on-pitch performance that night. Wow.

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