Valencia shows interest in Lucas Torreira as Arsenal midfielder struggles for loan spell at Atletico Madrid … after LaLiga wrestlers were rejected in Tottenham’s Harry Winks approach
- Valencia is interested in midfielder Lucas Torreira, Sportsmail understands
- The Arsenal star is on loan to Atletico Madrid but is struggling for match action
- It has now been reported that Valencia has approached Arsenal for a loan swap
- Valencia saw an approach for Tottenham man Harry Winks rejected this month
Valencia, who have been rejected in their bid to take Harry Winks from Tottenham, are now showing interest in Arsenal star Lucas Torreira.
The 24-year-old is currently on loan to Atletico Madrid this season, but struggles with regular playing time.
It has been reported this week that Valencia are hoping to strengthen their midfield this month – with Torreira being shortlisted.
Valencia has expressed interest in Arsenal star Lucas Torreira, who is on loan to Atletico Madrid
Arsenal would be concerned about Torreira’s lack of minutes in LaLiga and SUCH AS claimed that sporting director Edu has been approached by Valencia.
Torreira played just 13 times in all competitions this season and his short-term future remains uncertain.
Valencia initially aimed for a move for Winks, but their claims were rejected by Tottenham.
Arsenal are said to be concerned about the minutes set by Torreira and Valencia have taken an approach
Winks’ contract with the North London club expires in 2024 and the England international has spoken openly about his limited playing time.
But Jose Mourinho was determined to refuse to let Winks leave.
When asked about the speculation surrounding the 24-year-old, the Tottenham boss laughed and put an end to the case.
Valencia was turned down this month in their approach to Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks
He said, ‘What do I have to say to stop this conversation? I told you he’s not going anywhere. If I say he’s not going anywhere, what more do you want me to say?
‘He played the last games. He didn’t play the latter because it was an opportunity to have players like Gedson play [Fernandes] get minutes.
“If someone is talking to other clubs, I would say don’t waste your time.”