Arsenal immediately find potential new Torreira buyer as contact made after Fiorentina falling out

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Lucas Torreira with Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia semi-final Credit: PA Images
Lucas Torreira with Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia semi-final Credit: PA Images

Lucas Torreira could yet get the chance to remain in Serie A despite his proposed permanent move from Arsenal to Fiorentina falling through.

Torreira has spent the past couple of seasons on loan away from Arsenal. In 2020-21, he was a bit-part player as Atletico Madrid won La Liga. For 2021-22, he returned to Italian football with Fiorentina.

Arsenal had previously signed Torreira from another Serie A side, Sampdoria, in 2018. His gametime upon his return to Italy improved.

Indeed, across the course of the season, Fiorentina fielded Torreira 35 times. During those appearances, he scored five goals and added two assists.

However, there was a breakdown in negotiations over making the move permanent. Fiorentina tried to secure a discount on their option to buy, but Arsenal ruled it out.

It left Torreira angry, prompting the midfielder to accuse some at Fiorentina of “acting in a bad way” to “prevent” his move.

He and Arsenal will have to quickly find another solution. His contract back at the Emirates Stadium only has one more year left to run, so a sale elsewhere would be preferable.

But an alternative exit route could have fallen into their hands. According to reports in Italy, Torreira’s entourage have confirmed contact with Roma.

Jose Mourinho’s side are looking for more midfielders after adding Nemanja Matic from Manchester United. Therefore, LaRoma24 are indicating they have revived a previous interest in Torreira.

After trying and failing to sign Granit Xhaka last summer, but then landing Ainsley Maitland-Niles on loan in January, Roma could be turning back to Arsenal.

Roma would be good fit for Torreira

Lucas Torreira Fiorentina May 2022 Credit: PA Images
Lucas Torreira Fiorentina May 2022 Credit: PA Images

They would have to make a more reasonable offer than Fiorentina tried to. But after winning the Europa Conference League, expectations are growing in Rome for their second summer window with Mourinho.

In addition to Matic, only Bryan Cristante seems sure of his place in Roma’s midfield department for next season. Jordan Veretout has been linked with a move, potentially to the Premier League, while other fringe options should make way.

Therefore, there could be a space for Torreira to fill. He would have a better chance of competing for his place there than at Arsenal.

Indeed, the Gunners still have Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny and Albert Sambi Lokonga. They are also still in the market for a new player themselves, most likely Youri Tielemans.

Thus, it makes sense for Torreira to consider his options – and Roma may be a suitable one.

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