Atletico Madrid in talks with Arsenal over the signing of Torreira

Atletico Madrid is hoping to sign Lucas Torreira from Arsenal
Ernest Sunday

Spanish club Atletico Madrid is hoping to sign midfielder Lucas Torreira from Arsenal and is in advance talks with the London club to get the deal done.

Atletico Madrid wants a loan deal with an option to buy for Torreira, but Arsenal only wants to sell their player on a permanent deal.

The two clubs have continued on a discussion for the transfer and will be hoping to reach an agreement before the transfer window closes on October 5 2020.

Lucas Torreira who joined Arsenal in 2018 in a fee worth £26M fromSampdoria under former manager Unai Emery has fallen in the pecking order of Arsenal's new manager Mikel Arteta as he prefers using Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos ahead of him.

Lucas Torreira will fit in well into Atletico Madrid's squad due to his fastness with the ball

With the return of Ceballos to Arsenal after his first loan spell from Spanish champions, Real Madrid Torreira will not have much playing opportunity in the squad.

Arsenal is also in talks with Lyon's talented midfielder Houssem Aouar and signing the player will reduce Torreira's opportunity of playing for the club.

It will be a good move for Torreira as he will get more playing time under Diego Simone than staying in Arsenal.

Torreira will fit well into Atletico Madrid squad as he has a good pace and very fast with the ball similarly to Diego Simone's pattern.

Arsenal is also planning on signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid although they only made contact with his agent with no official bid made yet.

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