Report claims that Arsenal is ready to send outcast to Italy

La Nazione via Inside Futbol says that Arsenal is ready to withdraw Lucas Torreira from his loan spell at Atletico Madrid and send him to Fiorentina this month.

The Uruguayan lost his first-team place at Arsenal following the arrival of Mikel Arteta at the club.

He wanted to play more often and moved to Madrid in the last transfer window, despite interest from the likes of Torino.

The Spaniards eventually lost Thomas Partey to Arsenal, a transfer that should have opened up more opportunities for Torreira to play.

But that hasn’t been the case, as he has played just 32 minutes in the Champions League and 200 minutes across 6 La Liga games.

The report says that several Italian teams wanted him in the summer and Fiorentina has maintained contact over a move.

The Gunners are prepared to admit that his time in Spain hasn’t gone to plan and he might need to move again.

La Viola is looking to add some new players to their team in this second half of the season, and they consider Torreira one player that can impact their campaign in the next six months.

Arsenal is open to permanently selling him, but the Italians might not be looking for a permanent deal this month.

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7 Comments

  1. Trudeau says:

    Not convinced on LT”s fit with PL bu it’s worth noting that Simeone, who most of us would agree knows a thing or two about football, initially planned to pair Torriera with Partey before Arsenal swooped on the later.

  2. Grandad says:

    A return to Seria A may lead to a permanent transfer which would be in the best interests of all concerned.I very much doubt if we will get more than 15m for Torreria to add to our growing list of transfer losses.

  3. Winston says:

    Please send him somewhere he’s most likely to get game time. He needs to play to get back to his best

  4. jon fox says:

    Two matters pertain: One, Torreira is not wanted by MA and has amply proven why. Being tiny in our Prem is a massive handicap, unless say a winger, which he is not. Secondly, getting any sort of decent fee for his sale is very unlikely right now in this pandemic and probably not for years after.
    That goes for all, except top or rising stars, and sale fees for all OTHER types will now fall through the floor.

    To expect MUCH AT ALL IN TOTAL FOR ALL OUR DEADWOOD IS NOT REALISTIC. ALL WE CAN EXPECT IS TO GET THEM OFF THE WAGE BILL. Torreira was yet another hasty and unthought through buy who is still costing us in a fee paid which we will never recoup, regretfully.

  5. RSH says:

    Sell, sell, sell. Wasn’t properly scouted, and misused by Emery. Not convinced either way that he would have improved the squad too much. Arsenal need to start nailing transfers now. Been too many misses since Wenger left.

  6. Davi says:

    He’s great in a very defensive setup when your up against a strong attack. Aside from that he’s pretty limited unfortunately. I like him as a player (underdog quality), but not sure what we were thinking in getting him frankly – no idea how he would fit into a side like ours.

  7. aT says:

    I like him. He is special. With a strong DM, he can enable #10 more space and also his running and position helps the team alot.

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