Lucas Torreira is a transfer target for Atletico Madrid. That is as long as they manage to get rid of Hector Herrera.
According to an update from Fabrizio Romano, the 24-year-old has agreed on personal terms with the Rojiblancos. However, the two clubs are yet to agree on a suitable transfer fee for the young defensive midfielder.
Hector Herrera joined Atletico last season for free after his contract at Porto expired. With the Mexican being deemed surplus to requirements by Diego Simeone, he will be offloaded before a bid for the Uruguayan is launched.
Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey are amongst the transfer targets for the Gunners with the former set to be Torreira’s replacement at the Emirates stadium.
Torreira has been monitored by various Italian clubs such as Sampdoria and Torino, but it seems like Madrid is his most probable destination.
Lucas Torreira joined Arsenal from Sampdoria in 2018, as a 22-year-old. The Gunners paid the Italian club a fee of £26 million for his services.
Despite having three years left on his contract, Torreira looks to be on his way out of the Emirates owing to a lack of preference by manager Mikel Arteta. Being a defensive midfielder under one of the best defensive-minded coaches in the world, Diego Simeone is the stuff that dreams are made of.
Should Atletico manage to sign Torreira, he will be the second Uruguayan they manage to land this season after the signing of Luis Suarez from Barcelona is almost complete.
With the Rojiblancos bolstering their lineup through the addition of these players, Simeone’s men could turn out to be serious title contenders, pushing their local rivals, Real Madrid against the wall in an attempt to defend the latter’s 34th La Liga title in their history.
Watch this space for the latest on Atletico Madrid and their transfers this season.
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