Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira set to join Atletico Madrid after positive loan talks

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Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira set to join Atletico Madrid after representatives for Uruguay had positive talks on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy for 22million. pound sterling

  • Atletico are raising funds before finalizing Torreira’s terms
  • The midfielder set to sign a season-long loan with an option to buy for £ 22million
  • Arsenal sporting director Edu wants to help move transfer forward

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is set to accept his move to Atletico Madrid on a season loan with the option to make the deal permanent for £ 22million.

Uruguayan international representative Pablo Betancur had positive talks with Atletico earlier this week and Arsenal sporting director Edu is keen to help secure a deal.

Atletico are fundraising ahead of the finalization of terms for Torreira and want to let Mexican winger Hector Herrera make room for his squad. They are also asking £ 8million loan fees from winger Thomas Lemar who has interest from Red Bull Leipzig.

Lucas Torreira set to join Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan from Arsenal

Arsenal retain an interest in Atletico’s Thomas Partey but he is not part of Torreira’s transfer at this point. They are also leading negotiations with Lyon for Houssem Aouar but, so far, are far from the valuation of the French side.

Torreira, 24, who cost Arsenal Sampdoria £ 26million in 2018, was interested in Turin and Fiorentina in Italy but is eager to team up with Diego Simeone and play in La Liga.

Arsenal are also looking to offload other fringe players, with Napoli showing interest in Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Marseille keen on Matteo Guendouzi, Lazio questioning Shkodran Mustafi and Bayer Leverkusen offering £ 9million to Sead Kolasinac.

The Uruguayan midfielder was used sparingly by Mikel Arteta after suffering an ankle injury

The Uruguayan midfielder was used sparingly by Mikel Arteta after suffering an ankle injury

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