Arsenal have decided to increase the transfer by £ 6 million “plus add-ons” as the forgotten man seals the deal

Lucas Torreira, a forgotten man of Arsenal, would be close to completing the transfer to Turkish club Galatasaray, which will officially mark his departure from the Emirates. The 26-year-old has spent the last two seasons away from the Gunners and is about to make a definitive move to leave the club. He spent last season on loan at Fiorentina.

Arsenal is expected to receive £ 6 million plus add-ons for Torreira, who reportedly signed his contract with Galatasaray on Friday night. Torreira has made 63 Premier League appearances since joining the club in 2018. This money could be used for additional signings, as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta acknowledged that his side have not exhausted his transfer options. .

Arteta informed reporters during his press conference ahead of Friday’s match against Crystal Palace: “We are extremely active”. As the pros and cons show. There is still no closure; the window is very long.

“A lot happens. The amount of business the club has already generated is astounding. It illustrates how fiercely competitive the season will be. It won’t stop, I assure you. Some players will have to leave, while others will have to move. Everything remains unclosed.

After signing Gabriel Jesus, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner and Marquinhos this summer, Arsenal have shifted their focus to starts. Goalkeeper Bernd Leno has just left for Fulham. Kevin Campbell, a former Arsenal player, thinks the money raised by the club can be used to sign players like Leicester’s Youri Tielemans and PSV’s Cody Gakpo.

Arsenal have decided to increase the transfer by £ 6 million

Arsenal are cleaning up, according to Campbell, who spoke to Football Insider. “Of course they could sit there and play hard ball until the final shot at the window. However, they have to immediately remove the players from the payroll.

“Take the 8 million pounds [for Leno] if you can, and go ahead. Could you buy a [Youri] Tielemans o [Cody] Gakpo with those 8 million pounds. To make room for bodies to be brought in, the bodies must be moved out.

Torreira suffered a significant financial loss when he moved to Arsenal from Sampdoria four years ago for £ 22 million. However, Arteta deemed it in excess of the requirements, and technical director Edu recently acknowledged that it wasn’t worth it to keep players who won’t contribute on the team, even at the cost of losing money on their assets.

Try not to live with the problem for another year, Edu advised The Athletic. “Expensive, in the dressing room, not performing. Clean, remove it. Even if you have to pay, I’m sorry.

It is better to leave. Because every now and then he blocks someone else too. When I go to the board and say, “Sometimes it’s better to pay a player to go than to keep him”, I know it hurts and it’s weird. However, I see it as an investment. It’s expensive, people may say on occasion. “No, it’s an investment,” I reply. But if you sell someone will they pay? Guys, don’t do this. If a player is over 26, 27 and not performing, there is no chance.