The disappointment of Dusan Vlahovic’s non-transfer to Arsenal won’t hold back Lucas Torreira’s move to Fiorentina, as the Italian side look to complete a deal.
Italian outlet La Nazione (via TuttoMercatoWeb) report that Fiorentina are planning to make both Lucas Torreira and Krzysztof Piatek’s deals permanent this summer, an outlay of €30m between the two.
Though Arsenal are disappointed at the sale of Dusan Vlahovic to Juventus, they aren’t expected to hold that against Fiorentina.
As it stands, Torreira is injured. Facing Atalanta at the weekend, he was forced off the pitch with a knock after just 38 minutes.
The appearance was Torreira’s first in Serie A since his red card earlier this month, as he served his one-game ban during the away trip to Spezia Calcio the previous weekend.
But Torreira has been a regular in the Fiorentina side in Serie A this season, making 21 league appearances with a few months of the campaign still left to play.
The Uruguay international has made himself a popular figure in Florence, and his agent confirms the club now want to buy him.
“Fiorentina want to buy him on a permanent deal, Torreira is playing very well in Florence,” Pablo Bentancur told Sport890.
“He is the same player who used to be, dynamic and consistent.
“Torreira is happy in Florence, he is one of the best players there.”
One potential stumbling block is that Repubblica recently reported that qualification for European competition is a prerequisite for the completion of Torreira’s permanent transfer to Fiorentina.
Arsenal agreed to a €15m option to buy with Fiorentina at the start of the season, which seems like good value at the moment.
If Torreira’s loan side qualify for European competition, there’s no reason to expect they won’t activate it.