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While things were all very exciting for the transfer of Lucas Torreira to Fiorentina on Thursday, both Gazzetta dello Sport and Corriere dello Sport have calmed things down a bit on Friday.
The latter of the two reported yesterday the Serie A side were ‘counting down the days’ to the acquisition of the player, and there’s still some optimism today, but it’s not as blatant.
Corriere dello Sport reckon Fiorentina could get both Torreira from Arsenal and Giacomo Bonaventura on a free, with an offer made to the Gunners.
The Italians ‘don’t go beyond €23-24m’ altogether, meaning the onerous loan and the redemption in 2022.
That isn’t ideal for Arsenal, but there’s a belief ‘in England’ (we’re not sure if they mean the media or just from those close to the London club) that ‘in the end’ the Gunners ‘will accept and the purple club will win against intense competition’.
Gazzetta dello Sport, however, see it differently, because the ‘price tag is expensive, the salary received in London is very high, which is not possible under these conditions’.
Torreira’s ‘candidacy’ for the midfield role at Fiorentina ‘remains, but in the background’, with Bonaventura’s arrival potentially ‘freezing’ it altogether.
We’ll have to wait and see, but with Torino also lurking, albeit in a similar situation to Beppe Iachini’s side in terms of their struggles to pay up, it’s certainly not a done deal.