Arsenal loanee Lucas Torreira has confirmed that his agent is in talks with Fiorentina to find an agreement for his long-term future with the club.
Lucas Torreira is currently on loan with Serie A club Fiorentina for the season, with a €15m option to buy in his contract. With his positive recent form, speculation is growing over what happens next.
Speaking to Sport890 (via Sport Witness), Torreira confirmed that his agent is in contact with Fiorentina over his next steps.
“My agent met with the Fiorentina people last week,” Torreira said. “I’m very happy in Florence because I can feel the trust of the club and the manager.
“Today I belong to Arsenal, and I need to evaluate many things, but I’m very happy here.”
This adds some credence to Fabrizio Romano’s report that Fiorentina are hoping to sign Torreira on a permanent deal, and talks are underway to reach an agreement with Arsenal.
“I have to find happiness on the pitch,” Torreira added. “Here I am finding it. The city makes me feel good.
“They will certainly reach an agreement between the clubs, but I don’t know what will happen. I want to stay focused on this team until the end.”
Arsenal are open to Torreira’s departure, and there’s an existing €15m purchase option included in the midfielder’s loan.
Though in reports from last Wednesday and Thursday, La Nazione did claim that Fiorentina are aiming for a possible discount on a permanent transfer for Torreira.
La Nazione claim a decision will be made in the next month or so, and they admit it will be difficult for Arsenal to accept a lower price.
This rumour has been going around for a while, with TMW reporting the same thing back in November.