On-loan Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has reportedly agreed personal terms with Serie A side Fiorentina.
According to Football Insider, Lucas Torreira has agreed personal terms with Fiorentina that would see him make his loan move from Arsenal permanent. The Uruguayan midfielder joined the Serie A side on a year-long loan deal from the Gunners during last summer’s transfer window.
The Uruguayan international joined Arsenal in a €28 million move from Sampdoria in the 2018 summer transfer window. Torreira impressed in patches but was largely ineffective, failing to adapt to English football and life in England as a whole.
Though Torreira was a regular starter at Arsenal, he eventually forced a move away from the club after making 89 appearances for them in two seasons, scoring four times and assisting six goals in the process. He was sent on a year-long loan move to Atletico Madrid at first, and he made 19 league appearances as the Rojiblancos won La Liga.
The 26-year-old then joined Fiorentina on loan for the 2021/22 season and has been highly impressive for La Viola. Torreira has made 30 appearances for them across all competitions, scoring five times and assisting one goal. The on-loan Arsenal defensive midfielder is now reportedly set to make the move to Serie A permanent.
The aforementioned report claims that Torreira has already agreed to pen a four-year deal with Fiorentina. The Serie A side are now working on the details to sign him permanently. Arsenal had reportedly included an option to buy, and the Serie A outfit are expected to trigger it.
Torreira’s heroics have helped Fiorentina to the sixth spot in the Serie A table, just seven points behind fourth-placed Juventus with a game in hand. I Viola’s recent form has been impressive. They are unbeaten in their last six league matches which has helped them climb up the Serie A table.
Arsenal, on the other hand, are undergoing a rebuild under Mikel Arteta. The Gunners had broken into the Premier League top four, but back-to-back defeats have sent them tumbling to sixth in the league. Arsenal are currently three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.