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Arsenal and Atletico Madrid continue negotiations on Torreira

Monday18 January 2021 | 22:41
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The midfielder joined Atletico Madrid on loan but has struggled to secure a regular role in Diego Simeone’s side and is set to leave the club.

Arsenal

are continuing negotiations with the Spanish side over the future of

Lucas Torreira

.

Atletico

would prefer to keep him at all costs, but Arsenal intend to analyze their situation in detail and are considering the option of sending him to another club, with a host of clubs willing to sign him for the second half of the season.

Gunners technical director Edu has said Arsenal are concerned about Torreira’s happiness and then lack of playing time.

“The situation is very simple,”

Edu told AS

. “Arsenal are concerned about Torreira, first and foremost, his happiness, that he plays and that he is happy.

“We want to know about him, how he feels and, after that, what Atletico thinks. For us, Lucas and his happiness is what’s most important.

“If everyone is happy, we will continue as we are now. If Lucas is not happy, we will look for a change because there are many teams that are calling me to ask about the player's situation.”

According to Spanish source AS, three Italian clubs and

Valencia

want to take Torreira off Arsenal’s hands.

Lazio

,

Fiorentina

and

Torino

are all rumored to be chasing a transfer.

Valencia could be the most probable destination for the Uruguayan midfielder.


source: SportMob