Further sources have confirmed Arsenal’s interest in Facundo Torres, whilst insisting the move would be a summer deal.
Amid various reports of Arsenal’s interest in Orlando City winger Facundo Torres, Uruguayan journalist Rodri Vazquez reports that Torres does indeed have a chance to join the Gunners.
However, Vazquez adds that a potential move would be in the summer market, not the upcoming January window.
Goal’s Charles Watts had reported that Arsenal scout Toni Lima has set up a meeting between Edu Gaspar and Torres’ representatives over a potential move to provide cover for Bukayo Saka on the right wing.
Torres is reportedly very keen on the move, but discussions are still at an early stage, with no deal imminent. It seems even if the transfer does go ahead, it won’t be until next June.
Torres’ agent, Edgardo Lasalvia, has confirmed to ESPN that a meeting is planned to discuss a potential Premier League move. Though, again, Lasalvia confirms nothing is advanced, despite the interest from Arsenal.
Torres caught the eye when he scored for Orlando City against Arsenal in pre-season.
The Gunners ended up winning 3-1, but Torres certainly had his side’s best moment of the match, cutting inside to finish from outside the box.
Before that game, Torres had played 24 games for Orlando City in 2022, scoring five goals and assisting four. Since that game, Torres has played another 16 matches, scoring eight and assisting six.
So the forward’s goal contributions per game have certainly improved lately, including three goals and two assists in the US Open Cup semi-final and final to win Orlando the trophy.