The North London outfit, Arsenal recently cashed in £20 million from the sale of Emi Martinez to Aston Villa and they could be preparing to earn more from another sale.

The North London club are hoping for new additions with the signature of midfielders but that has been difficult as they have been unable to meet the valuation for their targets.

The North London outfit have indicated an interest in Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar from Atletico Madrid and Lyon respectively but their fee of £45 million and £60 million has been difficult to pay for the Gunners.

To complete these deals, the Gunners must sell and that may be continuing with Uruguay international Lucas Torreira with reports that he is in talks with Atletico Madrid after emerging as their favourite target.

However, the deal is being delayed by the negotiation between the two clubs. The North London club wants a swap deal that has Thomas Partey join the Emirates Stadium but Atletico Madrid only seek the activation of his release clause with no attachment.

Howbeit, they are interested in a single deal for Lucas Torreira and will try to convince Arsenal for a loan term and a compulsory buy after a season.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.