Arsenal are filled with rage at Atletico Madrid because of how they have treated Lucas Torreira, according to Libertad Digital.
The Uruguayan joined the Spanish giants on a season-long loan deal back in October. Torreira seemed a perfect fit in Diego Simeone’s system, but things haven’t quite worked out that way.
The midfielder has played 200 minutes of football in La Liga so far. There have been rumours over a possible termination of his loan deal this month and that could well be the case in the coming days.
The report claims that Arsenal feel Torreira’s lack of game time has nothing to do with football. During negotiations in the summer, Edu and Atletico Madrid could not agree on a fee for a permanent transfer at the end of this season.
Arsenal believe that Atleti are trying to bring the Uruguayan’s transfer value down on purpose so that they can buy him for a smaller fee in the summer.
The report also hints that Atletico Madrid might be doing this out of spite after what happened with Thomas Partey back in October.
Arsenal completely bypassed the Rojablancos on deadline day to steal the Ghanaian away from the Spanish capital. Atleti were left fuming and their treatment of Torreira might just be a consequence of that.
Arsenal are absolutely furious
The Gunners hierarchy are livid according to the report. The relationship between the two clubs wasn’t great after what happened in the summer, and this could just make things even worse.
The report claims that Arsenal do not rule out taking necessary measures. We could cancel Torreira’s loan deal and send him elsewhere. He has been attracting a ton of interest from Italy and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him change clubs this month.