Lucas Torreira has reportedly agreed to join Galatasaray, after initially stalling on the deal between Arsenal and the Super Lig club.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal shoots at goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal shoots at goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arsenal and Galatasaray have reportedly had a £7.5m deal in place for the transfer of Lucas Torreira for days now, but Torreira had seemingly been stalling on the move.

An update from Goal Brasil’s Raisa Simplicio gave the first hint of progress on that front, writing that the Uruguayan would soon sign the contract with Galatasaray.

Fabrizio Romano then reported that Torreira had finally accepted Galatasaray’s proposal. He added that they still need to finalise details of the contract, but then Torreira will fly to Istanbul in the coming days.

The Daily Mail also report that Torreira has now agreed to join Galatasaray, with the two clubs in the process of finalising terms.

The Evening Standard recently reported that Galatasaray are ready to pay Arsenal £5m upfront, with a further £2.5m of add-ons to secure the deal.

FLORENCE, ITALY: Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Venezia FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 17, 2022. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
FLORENCE, ITALY: Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Venezia FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 17, 2022. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)

Torreira has a year left on his Arsenal deal, and despite being called back for pre-season with the Gunners, he left the U.S. tour early to travel to Italy and hasn’t played a game since.

When he left the tour, a return to Serie A seemed like the most likely option, despite Fiorentina’s failure to activate their purchase clause to bring him back after his loan.

But none of the other Italian clubs with a reported interest ever submitted a satisfactory offer. Galatasaray did, and they now look set to land their man.

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