Simeone agitated, as Arsenal star considers U-turn on Atletico agreement

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is reportedly considering offers from Roma and Fiorentina after reaching an agreement with Atletico Madrid.

Simeone agitated, as Arsenal star considers U-turn on Atletico agreement

Simeone agitated, as Arsenal star considers U-turn on Atletico agreement

Initial reports claimed Torreira was a target for Torino, but the Italian side failed to progress their move.

More recently, Spanish giants Atletico have become the favourites to land the Uruguay international. Torriera has reportedly agreed personal terms after speaking to Atletico boss Diego Simeone.

Simeone told the 23-year-old how he is desperate to have him in his team, which has reportedly convinced the player.

However, Calciomercato claims doubts have now emerged about Torriera’s move to LaLiga.

Roma and Fiorentina remain “in the running” to sign the midfielder, who is yet to make a final decision on his future.

What’s more, Torreira is reportedly “reflecting” on the proposals from the Italian duo, aware that he became a fan favourite in Italy with former club Sampdoria.

As such, Simeone is now “pushing” to get Torreira’s move to Spain over the line through fear it could collapse.

Atletico though reportedly need to offload Porto-linked star Hector Herrera before they can advance.

Calciomercato adds that, with Atletico keen to wrap up their deal, Torreira only has a short window in which to decide his fate.

Torreira to hand Arsenal vital transfer funds  

 

Arsenal, meanwhile, hope to recoup close to €30million (£27.4million) for Torreira’s sale, Calciomercato adds. The deal will initially be a loan spell, with Atletico having a subsequent purchase obligation next summer.

Such funds will go a long way to bolstering Arsenal’s transfer kitty in the future, an important task if the Gunners are to bring in new signings.

As for what remains of this transfer window, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reportedly wants to sign Lyon midfielder Houssem Aouar.

The 22-year-old will cost at least £40million.

As outlined by reporter Fabrizio Romano, Torreira’s sale could prove key in Arsenal’s pursuit for French star Aouar.

Read more: Aouar ready to sign but three must leave Arsenal

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