'Meeting already scheduled': Romano now claims £75k-a-week Arsenal ace will join new club today
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'Meeting already scheduled': Romano now claims £75k-a-week Arsenal ace will join new club today

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira will sign the contract to join Galatasaray today, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Gunners man’s departure has been on the cards for some time now.

Torreira joined Arsenal from Sampdoria four years ago, for a reported £26m fee.

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The 26-year-old enjoyed a superb debut campaign in the Premier League.

However, after a difficult second season at the Emirates, Mikel Arteta decided that Torreira wasn’t part of his plans.

The Uruguay international was loaned out to Atletico Madrid in 2020 and then to Fiorentina last season.

Many expected the Serie A outfit to sign Torreira on a permanent deal.

However, Fiorentina decided against snapping the player up in the end.

Now, it looks as though the Gunners and Torreira will finally be parting company.

Romano took to Twitter to claim that the £75,000-a-week man will be putting pen to paper imminently.

“Meeting already scheduled in Italy in order to get it over the line as soon as possible,” he wrote.

“Arsenal have already prepared all the documents to be signed for €6/7m (£5-6m) deal.”

It is a shame that Torreira’s time at Arsenal has not worked out.

His tough-tackling and high-energy style saw him quickly became a popular player amongst the Gunners fanbase.

However, he started to fall out of favour under Unai Emery.

And the writing appeared to be on the wall for Torreira at Arsenal when Arteta seemed to come to similar conclusions.

Nonetheless, he is a good player and will no doubt impress at Galatasaray.

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