Atleti chase Torreira!
The Sun is today reporting that Lucas Torreira could be on his way to Spain to join Atletico Madrid, in a move that would see Thomas Partey come over to North London.
Uruguayan journalist Sebas Giovanelli is claiming that Atleti’s manager Diego Simeone is very keen on Torreira and has apparently made a call to the midfielder to offer him a way out of the club.
— Sebas Giovanelli (@SebasGiovanelli) September 20, 2020
It could be a move that works out for the best as for us to be able to get Partey we need the funds to be able to complete the transfer. It may also make things a little easier for Atleti to accept a deal for him if a swap can be done at the same time. It would help them offload him and help us in possibly paying less than the £45m release clause that is holding Partey at Atletico still.
Every Gooner knows that Partey has been a target that has been linked to Arsenal for a number of years. Maybe now will be the time that we will get the man we have been after for so long.
Will it be worth it, only time will tell. But he is a very experienced player even if he does come with a bit of a high price tag. But if the deal is right of course we know it will be done.
Losing Torreira will be a shame because he does have the potential to become a star, but as he seems to be another player that is surplus to requirements under Arteta then it doesn’t seem fair to keep a player if he won’t be playing. Everyone wants to play but not everybody can do so week in week out.
Would swapping Torreira for Partey really be a good deal Gooners?