Lucas Torreira appears to be edging closer to a move to Atletico Madrid with news surfacing this afternoon that his representative, Pablo Bentancur, is in the Spanish capital to talk contract terms.
The agent of Lucas Torreira is now in Madrid to meet with Atlético. Negotiations on between Atléti and Arsenal to complete the agreement. #AFC are still asking for a permanent deal – Atléti are gonna make a new bid. Talks on. ⚪️? #Arsenal #Atleti @MatteMoretto
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 29, 2020
Whether Arsenal are capable of persuading the Spanish side to part ways with Thomas Partey as part of the deal remains to be seen.
The Ghana international, a long-standing target for Mikel Arteta, has a €50 million price tag on his head that Los Colchoneros are stubbornly refusing to lower.
To be honest, we’re not even sure if Torreira will leave on a permanent deal or if we’re happy with a loan arrangement for the time being.
With a week of the transfer window left to run, there’s still room for more twists and turns. Expect this and a few other deals to go to the wire.