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Transfers: Torreira, Willian 0

Posted on August 24, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal have reached an agreement with Fiorentina about the proposed transfer of Lucas Torreira, according to multiple sources.

The 25-year-old joined the Gunners in 2018 from Sampdoria, and though he did play an important role in the team under Unai Emery, he never had a proper place in the plans of Mikel Arteta, even though his contract at the Emirates has two years left to run. He spent last season on loan at Atletico Madrid, and it seems another temporary move is now very close.

Transfers: Lokonga bid made, Odegaard unlikely 0

Posted on June 15, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to David Ornstein of The Athletic, Arsenal have submitted a bid of around €15 million for the services of Anderlecht’s Albert Sambi Lokonga. The Belgian club want closer to €20m to part ways with the 21-year-old, but they aren’t opposed to a sale and there is a feeling that a deal will be struck in the near future.

Willian keen on Chelsea return 0

Posted on May 25, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Willian joined Arsenal from Chelsea as a free agent last summer. The Blues reportedly worked very hard to extend his contract but refused to offer him a three-year deal, complying with their well-documented policy of being extra careful with long-term contracts for players over 30.

The addition of Willian to Mikel Arteta’s ranks for free seemed like a shrewd move at the time – a proven player of vast Premier League, Champions League and international experience, one off whom younger attackers could potentially pick up a few tricks, but who could also give direct, notable contribution on the pitch. However, things have turned out quite differently, and according to Sky Sports, the 32-year-old winger is being placed back on the market and keen to return to Stamford Bridge only a year after leaving it.

Torreira wants Boca move following mother’s death 0

Posted on April 02, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Lucas Torreira gave a very emotional interview to ESPN Argentina recently, in which he confirmed his mother had passed away and revealed his intention to fulfill the wish of his father to return to South America.

The 25-year-old midfielder arrived to Arsenal from Sampdoria in 2018. His early time at the club was full of ups and downs, but he still made 89 appearances for the club over two years before joining Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan last year. The loan obviously expires soon, and then there’ll still be two years on his contract with the Gunners.

Fiorentina and Arsenal in advanced Torreira talks 0

Posted on February 17, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Fiorentina and Arsenal are in advanced talks over a permanent transfer of Lucas Torreira this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The midfielder fell deep down the pecking order towards the end of last season under Mikel Arteta, and last summer he was sent on a season-long loan to Atletico Madrid. However, his fortunes obviously haven’t changed despite the change of scenery; he has so far had only three La Liga starts for Diego Simeone’s team, making eight more appearances off the bench. He has found the back of the opposition net once, in their 1-3 triumph away to Osasuna back on the final day of October.

Transfer talk: Torreira, Maitland-Niles 0

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

AS Monaco are interested in signing Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira on loan for the second half of the season, according to Sky Sports.

The midfielder is already temporarily away from the Emirates, on a season-long stint with Atletico Madrid, but having had only two La Liga starts for far, Arsenal are concerned about his welfare in the Spanish capital.

Technical director Edu recently voiced those concerns.

“Arsenal is concerned about Torreira, his happiness, that he plays and that he is well. We want to know about him how he feels and, later, of course, know what Atletico thinks.

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Buendia, Torreira 0

Posted on January 19, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

As David Ornstein repeatedly claims, Arsenal remain on the hunt for an attacking midfielder. Mesut Ozil has gone to Turkey where he will be playing for Fenerbahce after having his contract terminated, but manager Mikel Arteta obviously feels the team needs a player of similar qualities. If you remember, the pursuit of Houssem Aouar came to nothing towards the end of last summer’s transfer window, and although a number of reports since suggested that the interest would soon be reignited, there has been no further developments.

Hectic Deadline Day for Arsenal ends in Partey joy 0

Posted on October 06, 2020 by Harry Kettle

The dust has settled and the summer transfer window has closed once again following another hectic Deadline Day. While all of the fun and speculation will continue throughout the next few months, clubs around the Premier League now know what squad they’re going to be dealing with heading into the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

Arsenal are busy as they always tend to be on the final day with a trio of notable deals, both in and out, making the headlines. Mikel Arteta knew that he had to make some kind of statement in order to try and steady the ship at the Emirates, and in some ways, he did just that.

Torreira closing in on Atletico loan 0

Posted on October 01, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Lucas Torreira is now very close to completing a loan move to Atletico Madrid, according to The Athletic. It has also been confirmed by Arsenal correspondent Charles Watts. The Uruguay international will join Diego Simeone’s team for the remainder of the 2020/21 season, with Atletico having the option to make the deal permanent at the end of that period.

The deal hasn’t been agreed in every detail yet, nor has Torreira’s medical been scheduled, but the parties involved in the talks are close to reaching the agreement.

Atletico keen on Torreira loan, Arsenal consider Partey alternatives 0

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Veselin Trajkovic

Atletico Madrid are keen to secure a loan deal for Lucas Torreira, according to Sky Sports, and what’s more, they’re increasingly confident about getting such a deal done soon.

The two clubs are currently locked in negotiations. While the Spanish side wish for a temporary move at this point, Arsenal are keen to make it permanent with Torreira having no place in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans, and they need the funds potentially generated through that sale in order to sign a midfielder who would be of more use to the Gunners’ boss. Along with outcasts Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi, Torreira is yet to appear on a matchday team-sheet this season.

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