Torreira to Torino! by Shenel Osman
As I mentioned in one of my earlier articles, the Daily Mail is reporting that Lucas Torreira is going to be offloaded to Torino on loan, with a view to a permanent deal come the end of the season, all because the club need to raise funds to bring in their two key targets of Aouar and Partey.
Torreira made 39 appearances with two goals and one assist in the 2019/2020 Premier League season with his last appearance coming as a substitute in our 3-2 win over Watford on the last day of the season back in July. Although he was an unused substitute in the FA Cup final against Chelsea back in August, he has now found himself surplus to requirements in Arteta’s plans and has fallen down the pecking order behind Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos and even Mohammed Elneny it seems, who has come back from his loan deal in Turkey as a different player.
Torino has said that they would reportedly pay us a total of £22million for the transfer of Torreira, coming in two instalments of £11m.
Having yet to appear for us this season and not even considered good enough to make the bench for our opening game against Fulham last weekend, his sale seems to be ever closer, with one of his feet out of the door.
I fail to see a way back for Torreira. Although we have seen glimpses, we haven’t really seen the best of him as a player so maybe sending him out on loan will give him back the confidence and game time he needs to return and show us what we are missing, as it happened for Elneny, and if it doesn’t then I am sure Arteta will make the decision that is the best for all parties involved.
Just how far this transfer fund will get us in terms of signing both Aouar and Partey remains to be seen, but it is a start I guess.
Do you want to lose Torreira Gooners?
If he isn’t going to play then let him go, good little player but not what we need or Mikel must think so anyway, Elneny can do his job to be fair to him if we are keeping him and looks like Arteta is so well done Mo 👏
Means with his incoming £22m & Martinez £20m we can either activate Parteys clause or make a good size bid for Aouer. Still think Guendouzi needs sold for £25m, even a loan to permanent in installments to get the funds for both and make space in the squad.
Lucas & Matteo replaced but Partey & Aouer. Great business if it can actually happen.
If we get Partey, yes
22mil not enough if he is going to get lot of game time. But that doesn’t look likely so yes, bcoz his stock will only fall if he is not playing.
That is about £4m less than we bought him for. Not good value but then I guess he hasn’t had an impact over the past two years!
Maybe we should take a £4m loss and move on?!
Can we not include clauses which would ensure payments for playing so many games winning trophies etc.? We always seem to sell to the lowest bidder when it comes to selling yet we have to pay top dollar when buying.
In that we are not alone.
Well he’s lost value since joining us, and never seems to be fully fit, so the fee sounds about right. Given that everyone is loaning these days, I’d be very happy with that sum.
Yes. His value isn’t going to get any higher unless we put him back in the lineup and have him play consistently. Even then it wouldn’t move the needle too much. Just sell and save up to get Aouar and/or Partey. There isn’t another horse in the race anymore for Lucas, is there? Kolasinac is in discussions with Leverkusen and if we can get about 10mill off of that, it’s just as big of a win considering what we pay Kola.
Take the offer.
Shenel, I think you are badly out of step with virtually all other GOONERS. Torreira at £22 mill is good value in this pandemic which has, in case you have not noticed, completely changed player valuations world wide. Very few of our fans, you apart, want him to stay, as he is proven far too small for our tough Prem.