Arsenal set for £6m transfer boost ‘plus add-ons’ as forgotten man seals deal
Lucas Torreira, a forgotten man at Arsenal, is allegedly close to completing a transfer to Turkish club Galatasaray, which will officially mark his departure from the Emirates. The 26-year-old has spent the last two seasons away from the Gunners and is about to seal a permanent move to depart the club. He spent last season on loan at Fiorentina.
Arsenal is expected to get £6 million plus add-ons for Torreira, who reportedly signed his Galatasaray contract on Friday night. Torreira has made 63 Premier League appearances since joining the club in 2018. These monies might be utilised for additional signings, as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta acknowledged that his team has not exhausted its transfer options.
Arteta informed reporters during his news conference prior to Friday’s game against Crystal Palace, “We are extremely active.” As demonstrated by the ins and outs. There is still no closing; the window is very long.
“Much occurs. The amount of business the club has already generated is astounding. It illustrates how fiercely competitive the season will be. It won’t stop, I assure you. Some players will need to depart, while others will need to move. Everything remains unclosed.
After signing Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner, and Marquinhos this summer, Arsenal has shifted their attention to departures. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno just left for Fulham. Kevin Campbell, a former Arsenal player, thinks that the money being raised by the club may be utilized to sign players like Youri Tielemans of Leicester and Cody Gakpo of PSV.
Arsenal are cleaning house, according to Campbell, who spoke to Football Insider. “Of course they could sit there and play hardball till the final knock on the window. However, they must right away remove players off the payroll.
“Take the £8 million [for Leno] if you can, and go on. You could buy a [Youri] Tielemans or [Cody] Gakpo with that £8 million. To make room to bring bodies in, bodies must be moved out.
Torreira made a significant financial loss when he moved to Arsenal from Sampdoria four years ago for a fee of £22 million. However, Arteta deemed him surplus to requirements, and technical director Edu recently acknowledged that it was not worth it to keep players on the team who won’t contribute, even if it means losing money on their asset.
Try not to live with the issue for another year, Edu advised The Athletic. “Expensive, in the dressing room, not performing. Clean, remove it. Even if you have to pay, I’m sorry.
It is best to depart. Because he occasionally blocks someone else too. When I go to the board and say, “Sometimes it’s better to pay a player to go than retain them,” I know it hurts and that it’s weird. However, I see it as an investment. It’s pricey, people may occasionally say. “No, it’s an investment,” I reply. But if you sell, someone will pay? Guys, don’t do it. If a player is over 26, 27, and isn’t performing, there is no possibility.