Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira’s agent reveals Valencia have agreed a pre-contract deal to sign the 26-year-old this summer.
The agent of Arsenal Midfielder Lucas Torreira revealed that Valence have agreed a pre-contract deal to sign the 26-year-old this summer.
Torreira quickly fell down the pecking order in the Emirates under Mikel Arteta and also failed to convince Diego Simeone during a loan spell at Atletico Madrid in 2020-21.
However, the Uruguay international has been a standout player for Fiorentina in the 2021-22 season, racking up five goals and two assists in 31 Serie A appearances.
Torreira helped Fiorentina qualify for the Europa Conference League, but La Viola ultimately chose not to trigger his £12.5million option to buy in his loan deal.
The former Sampdoria man has now returned to Arsenal’s London Colney training base and will be part of the Gunners’ squad for their pre-season tour of the United States.
Torreira was expected to find a new club after a failed move to Fiorentina, and his agent Pablo Bentancur has now confirmed that Valencia are in pole position to sign their client.
“We have reached an agreement with Valencia, [Gennaro] Gattuso wants it,” Bentancur said. 100% Remoteas quoted by transfer expert fabrice romano.
“We will discuss with Arsenal. Arteta wants to see him in pre-season. He had good numbers with the AFC but we have a pre-agreement with Valencia.”
Torreira – who now has less than 12 months to complete his contract with Arsenal – also insisted there was “no chance” he would stay at the Emirates beyond the summer.
“There’s no chance. From the start they told me I didn’t have a place, so I don’t want to stay either,” Torreira said. El Telegrafo. “We’ll be looking for new management. Any team that wants me has to buy me, which would cost around €15m (£12.9m).”
Torreira is apparently set to leave Arsenal after making 89 appearances in red and white since 2018, racking up four goals and six assists after being signed by Unai Emery.
Valencia are set to beat Lazio and Roma to sign the Uruguay international, who previously admitted a move to the Europa Conference League champions was a possibility.
The midfielder won the FA Cup and Community Shield during his time at the Emirates and also ended his unfavorable spell at Atletico with a La Liga winners’ medal.
Arsenal could step up their efforts to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Where Youri Tielemansthe latter is said to have put his house up for sale amid speculation surrounding a £30million move from Leicester City.
However, the Gunners have reportedly seen a £42m offer for Milinkovic-Savic turned down by Lazio, who were offered the chance to sign Torreira before Valencia went down the drain.