On Monday, we were kindly asked to look into the Lucas Torreira to Arsenal rumours, which we did, and quickly came to the conclusion that until the Gunners triggered the midfielder’s €25m release clause, there wasn’t a lot to talk about.
Well, according to Sport Mediaset on their live blog this morning, that could change very quickly after the Italian outlet report an agreement has been found between the two clubs for around €30m.
Why Arsenal paid €5m more than the release clause isn’t directly mentioned in the update, although the general reason for this tends to be to spread the cost of the operation, paying more over time but less up front.
However, while that is good news for Arsenal fans hoping to sign the Uruguayan defensive midfielder, it’s worth pointing out Sport Mediaset also explain there has yet to be an agreement between the Gunners and the player’s entourage regarding a contract.
The Uruguay international is currently with his national team preparing for the World Cup in Russia, meaning he’s probably having to do all this long-distance.
That being said, if he, like so many other footballers, wants to have his future sorted before the start of the international tournament, this means a conclusion, either good or bad for Arsenal, is likely to come in the next few days.
Uruguay’s first game is on Friday at 1pm when they’ll face Egypt.