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Diego Simeone interested in Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira

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Diego Simeone, manager of Atletico Madrid is eager to sign Uruguayan and Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira this summer.

The Argentine tactician has personally contacted Gunners star Lucas Torreira. Simeone informed him that he would like to sign him before the transfer window of this summer shuts down, according to Sport 890.

Furthermore, with Thomas Partey on Arsenal’s radar, fans are recommending a trade bargain that would suit all parties involved.

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It is currently unclear whether the exchange will occur. However, it could be the second time fortunate for Simeone and Atletico with regards to attempting to lure Torreira.

In the 2018 winter transfer window, prior to the midfielder signing with Arsenal, rumors emerged. His then-club Sampdoria denied any statement regarding him being tipped to seal a move to Atletico.

“There is no truth in these rumors, we have not spoken to anyone and besides it is too early to do so just yet,” the club’s Sporting Director Daniele Prade said.

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“As our President, Massimo Ferrero has already said we do not want to sell anyone in January unless there are some players that are unhappy or not getting much playing time and want to move on. In which case we will do our best to help them find a quick resolution.”

During that time Football Italia guaranteed Atletico would require to pay €40 million to make sure about Torreira’s services.

Nonetheless, he stayed in Italy for the rest of the 2017-18 season. Detailed enthusiasm from Atletico would propose Simeone is a major fanatic of the 24-year-old.

However, will the pair get an opportunity to work with one another?

All things considered, Torreira has as of late alluded to leaving the club this late spring.

“Today I need to think about my future very well,” he told Sport890 towards the start of August. “I have an agreement with the club and I have to respect it, obviously if I have to leave it will be for the best.”

“We must be quiet and pause.”