Selling Escalante to Marseille Opens the Door for Lazio to Sign Arsenal’s Torreira

By Apollo Heyes -

Lazio midfielder Gonzalo Escalante’s possible move to Olympique de Marseille could open to door for Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Ligue 1 side are keen on signing the 28-year-old Escalante, who hasn’t particularly convinced coach Maurizio Sarri in the pre-season preparations this summer.

Sarri is keen for more midfield reinforcements and Lazio’s interest in Torreira has been reignited, with Arsenal open to a loan deal with a buy option attached.

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As such, selling Escalante to Olympique Marseille would open the door for the Biancocelesti to work on signing the 25-year-old Torreira, who is destined to leave the Gunners this month, not being a part of coach Mikel Arteta’s plans.

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Torreira, who is contracted to Arsenal until 2023, made 19 La Liga appearances whilst on loan with Atletico Madrid last season, for a total of 502 minutes. In that time, he scored one goal and made only three league starts, struggling to settle in Spain.

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