As the stories linking Lucas Torreira with AC Milan die down, news from Italy suggests that Arsenal are ready to offer the midfielder a new contract as a show of faith in him.
The Uruguayan signed from Sampdoria last summer for £26.5m, and had a generally impressive first campaign in England. He faded a little towards the end, but apart from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette who tried their best to drag us into the top four and to a European trophy, that was true of most of our players.
Torreira played down the interest from Milan this week, saying, “I don’t know anything about interest from Milan. Nobody has called me. I am in the Premier League today and am happy to be part of Arsenal.
“It’s true, it hasn’t been easy adapting, but I am only thinking of the team now. I’m happy to be in London.”
Now, according to CalcioMercato, the club will sign down with the 23 year old’s agent, Oscar Bentancourt, to talk about a new contract which will send a message to Milan that the player is not for sale.
It seems like a lot of hassle when we could have just stuck this in the post. You know, take the moral high ground.