Fiorentina ‘well ahead in talks’ with Arsenal to sign Torreira this summer

Fiorentina are ‘well ahead in talks’ with Arsenal to sign Lucas Torreira this summer, according to Italian media outlet Gazzetta dello Sport via Sport Witness.

The Italian side have a long-standing interest in the Uruguay international and were one of a number of clubs who were interested in signing him last summer. The 25-year-old eventually joined Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan. 

Torreira’s time in Spain has not gone according to plan and the player does not seem to be a big part of manager Diego Simeone’s plans. This season, he has scored one goal and provided one assist in 17 appearances across all competitions. He has started just three games in La Liga in the 2020/21 campaign.

It was rumoured that the Uruguayan midfielder’s loan spell in Madrid would be terminated in January and that he would head to Italy for the second half of the season. Fiorentina were strongly linked with the player during this period.

Eventually, the decision was made for the player to complete the season with Atletico but his chances of signing permanently for the Rojiblancos are close to zero. Fiorentina are already in talks with Arsenal with a view to signing the former Sampdoria midfielder in the summer. The player is believed to have already given the green light for this move to be completed.

The Italian side have made the decision ‘to buy one big player per department’ and ‘the midfielder has been identified’.

During his time at Arsenal, it was often reported that the 25-year-old wanted to return to Italy. It looks like he is finally going to get what he has wanted for a long time. This will be a positive development for the Gunners who are keen on moving the player on permanently in order to generate funds for what is expected to be a busy summer transfer window. 

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