Arsenal are set to announce a triple player departure this week as they get set to kick off their Premier League campaign.
The Gunners have already wrapped up deals involving Bernd Leno and Flo Balogun, with Lucas Torreira now joining that list following breaking news tonight.
First reported by AS Marca, the news has since been backed up by Fabrizio Romano that Torreira will join Galatassary on a permanent move once personal terms are agreed.
Arsenal have received Galatasaray proposal for Lucas Torreira. It would be a permanent deal, waiting for the player to agree on personal terms. 🚨🇹🇷🇺🇾 #AFC
Arsenal are prepared to accept and sell Torreira immediately. pic.twitter.com/QDK2oiUdvG
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 1, 2022
Despite the fact that the 26-year-old was assured of a move away this summer, the news of the Turkish side coming in for him has come out of nowhere.
And judging by reports, the Gunners will make just £5m on the transfer with it being a tough bargaining position given the circumstances around club and player.
The Uruguyan is now into the final year of his deal at Arsenal and the club have made it abundantly clear he wasn’t in their plans for this or any future seasons.
Earlier last month the midfielder was given permission to leave Arsenal’s US pre-season tour for ‘personal reasons’ where he was then pictured in Italy striking up rumours of a potential return to the country he spent 2021/22 on loan.
But since then, Torreira has been spotted in training at London Colney ahead of the Emirates Cup and it now looks like all signs point to an imminent exit.
Arsenal are desperate to get rid of the player they bought for £27m back in 2018, which will more than likely free up a space for a new central midfielder.
Leicester City’s Youri Tielemans has been a long-term target for the club and a move is still possible if space and money can be freed up on the wage bill.
Torreira’s permanent move to Galatassary is likely to be concluded this week along with the sale of Bernd Leno, who will be playing down the road at Fulham following an £8m deal.