Arsenal in transfer kitty blow with Lucas Torreira’s £12.5m permanent move to Fiorentina on brink of collapse after loan

ARSENAL look set to overlook out on £12.5million with Fiorentina struggling to stump up the charge to signal Lucas Torreira.

The 26-year-old impressed throughout his mortgage spell in Florence throughout the 2021-22 season the place he helped the membership safe a Europa Convention League spot.

ReutersLucas Torreira appears set to be returning to Arsenal following his spectacular Fiorentina mortgage spell[/caption]

He chipped in with 5 objectives and two assists in 36 video games in all competitions, with the midfielder profitable Fiorentina’s participant of the month award 3 times in 2022.

It had been thought that the Serie A outfit have been keen to trigger their option to buy clause in Torreira’s contract.

And it would be a transfer welcomed by the Gunners as they give the impression of being to money in on him with the participant having only a 12 months left on his deal in North London.

However it’s now believed that the Uruguay worldwide is poised to return to England with Fiorentina unwilling to fork out £12.5m.

Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur has commented on the potential transfer, as he insisted it doesn’t appear to be occurring.

Talking to Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli via the Evening Standard, he mentioned: “The chances of Lucas staying in Florence are very small – even if it’s not over yet.”

He then informed CalcioNapoli24: “The problem between him and the Viola is a contractual downside, it gained’t take a lot to make clear with Fiorentina and my precedence is to search out an settlement with them.

“For now, he’s not eager about different groups as a result of he’s very pleased in Florence and is liked by the followers.

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“The problem is only contractual, [agent] commissions have nothing to do with it.”

In accordance with Corriere dello Sport, Fiorentina have till Tuesday to thrash out an settlement with Arsenal.

However they state that it’s unlikely that the Italian membership will train their purchase choice.

Torreira has been deemed as surplus to requirement by Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, who offloaded the ex-Sampdoria man to Atletico Madrid on mortgage final marketing campaign.

And it seems he nonetheless doesn’t have a task in his squad after his No11 shirt was handed to Gabriel Martinelli.

It prompted Torreira to joke on social media: “What number will I wear next year? Good luck amigo @gabriel.martinelli. I love you.”

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