Arsenal agree £22m fee to sell Lucas Torreira
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is moving closer to a transfer out of the Emirates, with reports emerging that Torino have agreed a £22 million fee for the Uruguayan to go back to Serie A.
Mikel Arteta does not see Torreira fitting in his plans, and wants the midfielder to leave the club in order to fund deals for midfielder that he prefers.
Arsenal will make a loss on the player, after signing him for £26 million from Sampdoria, right after the Uruguayan's great performances in the 2018 World Cup.
The report claims that Torino will initially pay Arsenal a £10 million loan fee for the 2020/21 season, and then will pay another £12 million next summer, as they have an obligation to buy him.
Torreira's time at Arsenal hasn't been as smooth sailing as he had hoped for, and he is determined to leave the club in order to get regular first-team football.
The midfielder currently earns £75,000-a-week according to Spotrac, and he has failed to find some form of consistency at the Emirates.
In his two seasons at the club, Torreira has played 89 times for Arsenal, featuring over 50 times in the 2018/19 season alone, as Arsenal pushed for the Europa League final, with Torreira big a part of why they reached the final with his solidity in midfield.
However, last season, the Uruguayan was reduced to plenty of appearances from off the bench, making 39 appearances in all competitions.
Arsenal are chasing a transfer for either Thomas Partey or Houssem Aouar from Atletico Madrid and Olympique Lyon respectively, and to do so they will need to raise some funds, and selling Torreira could give them the funds that they need.
Partey has a release clause of £46 million, whilst Aouar is being valued at around £50 million.