Opinion: Arsenal should demand a loan fee or swap deal from Atletico for Torreira

The latest reports claim that Arsenal midfielder, Lucas Torreira is attracting the attention of Atletico Madrid, with The Express even claiming that he has agreed on personal terms with the Spaniards.

When I first heard the news, I was pleased because I thought that would mean that we can finally land Thomas Partey maybe in an exchange deal.

However, the report claims that the Spaniards are not interested in an exchange deal involving Partey and Torreira.

This deal represents Arsenal’s chance to get their man or get some money from the Spaniards if they want a separate deal for both players.

Arsenal should be looking for a loan deal with the view of it being made permanent, and if we cannot get Partey from them, we should charge them some money.

After all, they collected a loan fee from Juventus for the transfer of Alvaro Morata.

A loan fee will help us raise some funds towards signing Partey or Houssem Aouar this summer.

We may even force them into agreeing a swap deal with us involving Partey and Torreira, by insisting on a loan fee.

They don’t want to make it easy for us to land Partey, we shouldn’t make it easier for them either.

An article from Ime

Tags Lucas Torreira


  1. They can’t do a swap deal and they won’t because it doesn’t help them.
    Doing a swap deal doesn’t help keep their FFP in check.
    They need money for Partey, need actual income then they could do whatever they want. They hold all the cards, best situation was Arsenal rejected their loan deal with an option to buy.
    Now they’ve agreed loan with obligation to buy.
    Loan fee around 8M, Obligation to buy around 20-25M.
    Personal terms already agreed.
    Torreira would be leaving soon

  2. lme, I have supplied the reasons why Atletico Madrid require money with no player swap for Thomas Partey in my post on the improved AM financial position affecting the deal. That post is the only response to that article and I don’t know how to copy and post on here (maybe Admin can help out?)
    In a nutshell AM don’t want to sell Thomas Partey and want to force him to sign an improved contract with an increased buy out clause. Partey believes he owes AM and won’t force a move, even though he wants to play in the EPL, preferably for Arsenal his supposed boyhood followed club.
    The current buy out clause ties AM hands, if a club meets the €50 million and Partey wants the move. However AM are indebted to the Spanish Government due to receiving Covid19 furlough assistance. Any activation of the buyout clause sees the total amount payable into a central fund, with the Government taking 75% to repay the furlough assistance.
    Thus AM will only accept cash. Arsenal has known the situation wrt the buyout clause for over a year, yet procrastinates. If the money isn’t there, because of Arsenal has spent funds elsewhere (previous commitments because this seasons nett spend is approximately zero) , then move on, as AM can’t afford to budge.

  3. Will there be any possibility of getting partey in arsenal team? I like this guy & I want to see him playing in arsenal midfield this season.

    1. Gospel, yes provided Arsenal can pay the €50 million buy out clause. If it is done it will be at the end of the transfer window.

  4. Let torriea go to am
    Let chambers go to Leeds
    Let Socrates feck off
    And mustafi leave all look to be close

    Hurry them up
    Then buy h aouar
    And b soumare
    Possibly one more young prospect in midfield
    Ibrahim s
    Then maybe let Bella go and sign a decent rwb

    And d raya gk

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