LUCAS TORREIRA has agreed personal terms with Valencia his agent has revealed as he looks to force a move away from Arsenal.
The out-of-favour midfielder, 26, has not put on an Arsenal shirt since 2020, having spent the last two seasons on loan.
Torreira spent last season on loan at FiorentinaCredit: Reuters
He returned to Arsenal for pre-season training last week despite having an agreement in place to join ValenciaCredit: Getty
He enjoyed a successful spell with Atletico Madrid during the 2020-21 season, winning the La Liga title.
Following his stint in Spain, Torreira spent 12 months with Fiorentina, helping the club to finish seventh in Serie A and qualify for the Europa Conference League.
But, while the Uruguay international was keen to stay at the Artemio Franchi stadium, Fiorentina could not match his £12.5million release clause.
As a result, he recently returned to North London for pre-season.
However, he has no intention of staying.
And he could edge closer to an exit sooner rather than later as his agent Pablo Bentancur revealed that he has an agreement in place with Valencia.
He told 100% Deporte as per Fabrizio Romano: “We have reached an agreement with Valencia, Gattuso wants him.
“We are gonna discuss with Arsenal – Arteta wants to see him in the pre-season.
“He had great numbers with AFC but we’ve pre-agreement with Valencia.”
Despite the ongoing talks, Torreira has travelled to the United States with Arsenal for the club’s pre-season tour.
And he is not the only player that is close to an exit.
Hector Bellerin has also joined the Gunners on tour despite pleading for a return to Real Betis.
The right-back spent last season on loan with his boyhood club as they won the Copa del Rey.
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