Arsenal have received a transfer offer from Turkish giants Galatasaray for the signing of midfielder Lucas Torreira, reports Fabrizio Romano. The 26-year-old midfielder is no longer in Mikel Arteta’s plans and the Gunners are hoping to offload him quickly.
The Gunners are willing to accept the current proposal on the table for the Uruguayan midfielder and sell him immediately if possible. But the final decision ultimately rests on Torreira, who needs to agree on personal terms with the Turkish club in order to finalize the deal.
Arsenal are prepared for this exit to be a permanent one – rather than just another loan spell – having been unsuccessful in their attempts to sell him for the last two seasons. The 26-year-old has just not been able to impress Arteta over the last few years and does not seem to have any future with the London giants.
Arsenal have received Galatasaray proposal for Lucas Torreira. It would be a permanent deal, waiting for the player to agree on personal terms. 🚨🇹🇷🇺🇾 #AFC
Arsenal are prepared to accept and sell Torreira immediately. pic.twitter.com/QDK2oiUdvG
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 1, 2022
Torreira’s Topsy-Turvy Spell at Arsenal Nearing Its End
Torreira has had a rollercoaster of a career with the Gunners since joining them in the summer of 2018. He had an impressive debut season with them, helping them reach the UEFA Europa League final and being named as the third best Premier League signing for that campaign by ESPN as well.
His teammate Bernd Leno was also all praises for the Uruguayan midfielder, describing him in a very complimentary way. He said: “Torreira’s incredible. He’s a fighter. He’s so important for our game, for the whole defence.”
But things began to derail for him in his second season. Despite making 39 appearances for the London side and winning the FA Cup with them, Torreira was often played out of position and couldn’t impress Arteta enough to be in contention for a regular spot in the 2020/21 campaign.
He has enjoyed loan spells at Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina in recent seasons, even being part of the former’s incredible La Liga title win in the 2020/21 season. But now it looks like the 26-year-old will leave the Emirates Stadium for good, with his departure meaning Arsenal would have sold all the players bought by their former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.