How Brentford could help Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira secure Premier League exit – 101 Great Goals

Brentford’s summer transfer activity could be key to Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira finally securing a permanent departure from the Emirates Stadium this summer, according to reports in Italy.

The Bees are looking to strengthen their squad after managing to survive in the Premier League last campaign, and need to fill the void left by the departure of Christian Eriksen, who became the pivot for Thomas Frank’s side in the second half of the season.

So far they have added 21-year-old striker Keane Lewis-Potter from Hull City but are looking for more attacking reinforcements and have named Euro 2020 sensation Mikkel Damsgaard as their next target, according to the reliable Gianluca di Marzio.

The Sampdoria man shot to fame playing in place of Eriksen for Denmark, registering two goals and an assist in five outings while putting in performances that pushed his price tag up to £35million amid interest from Tottenham.

Now that the hype has died down, it was Brentford who came calling, with the Bees having already seen an €18m offer turned down (consisting of €11m and €7m add-ons), although he be suggested that an agreement could be reached in the near future.

How would this affect Torreira?

Despite four seasons as an Arsenal player, Lucas Torreira never really settled in England, always looking for a move. Signed from Sampdoria in 2018, Di Marzio says while the Italian club are currently looking elsewhere, they still dream of the Uruguayan midfielder’s return this summer.

The problem, as has been the case with most interested parties, is the fee. With Arsenal reportedly now down to €8m, they have steered many clubs away from the player knowing he is in the final year of his contract in north London and will therefore be free to conclude a pre-contract with them in January.

However, should Brentford complete the signing of Damsgaard for a fee in the region of €20m, it could well open up the possibility for the Italian side to fulfill their dream this summer.

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