Torreira risks returning to Arsenal as Fiorentina struggles with money

Lucas Torreira’s future needs to be decided in the next 24 hours or he could return to Arsenal.

The midfielder has been out of favour at the Emirates since Mikel Arteta became the club’s manager.

The Spaniard has sent him out on loan to Atletico de Madrid and Fiorentina in the last two seasons.

He thrived at the Italian club and they have an option to make his transfer permanent for 15m euros.

It has been widely reported that they will take up that option and Arsenal also thinks he has done well to earn a permanent move away.

However, a report on Sport Witness claims he risks returning to the club now because time is ticking for the Italians to make the transfer permanent.

The clause expires on the 31st of May. If Fiorentina does not take up that option, Arsenal can place him on the transfer market for other suitors to move for the Uruguayan.

Just Arsenal Opinion

It would be surprising if Fiorentina doesn’t sign Torreira permanently because he was one of their best players in the just-concluded season.

The midfielder is being eyed by other clubs and he will almost certainly get another team to play for next season if a move back to Florence fails to materialise.

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  1. did we really not expect some serious haggling/lowballing considering the way we’ve handled our business…if I was them I would start the bidding at 1, as you just never know with our backroom lightweights

    1. TRVL, for once I am bound to agree , considering the regularly far too low sale prices we get for our players, compared to most other clubs. Why we cannot properly price our outgoing players is something of a long running scandal, IMO.
      In todays market Torreira is certainly worth at least £15 mill, or a deal more still, TBH!

  2. Yeah, like how we offered a certain team for a certain player a certain 1 pound over his release clause by a certainly bonked manager. Right now transfers are done keeping the soul of the club in the center, not the money. Money will come once the soul is at peace and results are being ground out each week.

  3. Why don’t we keep him and give him a new contract. He’s better than Elneny that some you are crazy about.

    1. Torreira, if (and a big if) prepared to live in England and knuckle down, is a good enough player to contribute strongly to Arsenal next season.

      1. Don’t agree at all, but your “big IF” is itself a definite NO and therefore of only academic interest anyway.

  4. No real surprise given that every other player rejected by Arteta has been given away for free or we’ve received a fee which was nothing short of a pittance.Other Clubs seem to fare much better in this respect.Mavrapanos for example just played a full season in the Bundesliga…admittedly for a struggling side…and is sold on for less than £4m.Yet if Arsenal approached any Championship side let along Premier League and asked to buy one of their starting centre backs Im sure that £8 to £10m would be the starting point in negotiations.

  5. Let’s keep lucas for squad depth. He would help us to achieve our target of top 4 and even propel us further in the Europa league. This Italian clubs are known for selling high but when it comes to buying from other clubs they want it cheaply or Free.

    1. Isn’t he being passed around on loan because he himself said that he couldn’t adapt to living in England? That he missed his family, culture and that he did not like the weather?
      Basically he was home sick..

  6. I wouldnt mind the idea of keeping Torreira with Arsenal, given his real commitment and passion whenever he wore the shirt. The only problem is his adjustability/adaptability to English life and weather, if that is sorted out, we have a decent midfielder in our midst, certain could partner Partey/Xhaka in the midfield.

  7. Keep Lucas or sign Teilimans. I know what one I’m going for and letting leave! If they want Lucas they can lay for arranged set price or risk paying more in the long run if other clubs become interested knowing he’s available and played well in Italy, again!

  8. Bro they just got 70-80M for Vhlahovic. If they don’t want to pay just take him back. I think 15 is to little so take him sell him somewhere else. Or else take him back send him back to South America for free like he wanted last year. Can’t be giving players away to European top clubs

    1. Exactly. No need to drop our pants.
      They’ve got the cash and if they don’t want to pay, Ciao bambino!

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