Torino will not give up their chase of Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira despite strong interest from Atletico Madrid, this is what Sport Italia and Calciomercato via Mail Online is reporting.
The Uruguayan midfielder will be allowed to leave Arsenal this summer after falling down the pecking order at the Emirates.
He appeared to be set for a return to the Italian Serie A this season, but Atletico Madrid has now entered the race for his signature.
Torino had beaten competition from Fiorentina to close in on a season-long loan deal for the former Sampdoria man.
But the interest in him from Atletico changes things, yet the Italians won’t give up.
The report claims that Torino is still confident that he will join them this summer and that the Italians have even sent a contingent to London to broker a deal with Arsenal.
He is expected to join them on-loan with an obligation to buy at the end of the season.
It remains unclear if Torreira will prefer a reunion with his former manager, Marco Giampaolo to turning out for Atletico in the Champions League.
A reunion was all that was in his mind, but now that he has the chance to play Champions League football, that might change his preference.
If Arsenal fail to sign a good creative midfielder in this summer, I am afarid. Let it be known to the Asernal Board, Technical Director and the Manager, consider how we played against Westham last weekend not every result we go in our favour like that. Everybody knew that the better side lost the game.
Sadly I can see the Arsenal transfer window going dow to the last 15 minutes. We so desperately need a real top midfielder now Guendouzi, Torreira and Ozil are out of our squads. We must sell to buy because our absent owner will not even lend Edu the money to buy and then get it back after we sell. Aouar would be perfect but I think Stan the Krankie would rather we finish 8th than finish 3rd by putting money up front for Aouar. Sadly we drew the short straw with Krankie.
Beginning of this month I said Arsenal are running out of time to make transfers and I was questioned. Now here we are as we are only down to two weeks with just Emi Martinez sold. I knew this would happen and things are starting to look very unlikely to go our way. If we dont get midfielders in this is a very poor window with Gabriel being our only significant signing. It’s just shocking how Spurs can get a new stadium and then turn around and afford Bale’s salary. How long were we unable to make any significant signings after Emirates move? Remind me again? I keep saying Emirates move was a huge lie and somebody made big mistakes budgeting the move. Let’s remember that Spurs stadium was delayed a year too which added very significant costs too. Arsenal is a disaster and i wish Arteta got the backing he deserves.
This seems to be a repeating plan of Kronke; almost build a competitive team to garner interest and make profit, never complete the build, and patiently watch as it deteriorates until yet another rebuilding phase to draw interest.
Odd how he doesn’t have money to buy players to complete a team, yet he has built 2 stadiums costing over 6 billion all together aye? I for one have watched this leech syphon money from fans for over 2 decades here in the States.
Glad the city of St. Louis is holding him to task and holding him to words and promises he made with the Rams. He went back on his word and promises (contractual) and now it will cost him billions in St. Louis to the city and fans.
Perhaps he should be held accountable for his famous words regarding the move to the Emirates.
Don’t you mean it will cost Arsenal?