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Arsenal ace’s loan move includes €21m permanent transfer option

According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Atletico Madrid’s loan deal for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira includes an option for the transfer to be made permanent for €21m.

Torreira impressed in his debut campaign with the Gunners but faced some injury troubles and played a lesser role in the first-team last season.

The combative Uruguayan midfielder only started 23 of his 39 appearances for the north London outfit last term, with the ace being phased out of the team after Mikel Arteta’s arrival.

The 24-year-old has the chance to get his career back on track with a spell at a quality side in Atletico Madrid.

Torreira could also be in line to play an integral role now that Diego Simeone will need a new defensive midfielder to count on after Arsenal signed Thomas Partey from the La Liga side on Deadline Day.

Torreira’s tireless style on the defensive side of the game could be a perfect fit for an Atleti side that have always prided themselves on their ability to soak up the pressure.

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