Arsenal star Lucas Torreira has passed his Atletico Madrid medical and is on the verge of joining Diego Simeone’s men on an initial loan deal with a view to a permanent £20million transfer, Marca have claimed.
However, the Spanish news outlet have revealed that the move will only go through if the LaLiga giants sell one of their players due to the strict LaLiga economic control rule.
The tenacious Uruguayan midfielder was pictured on Saturday morning wearing an Atletico Madrid face mask as he underwent his medical at the Navarra Clinic.
But the deal is said to hinge on the Rojiblancos selling one of their talents – with Thomas Lemar and Hector Herrera believed to be surplus to requirements.
The French midfielder hasn’t been able to attract any bidders because of his reported £15m loan fee.
While Mexican star Herrera has said he has no intentions of leaving the club unless he received an unrefusable offer.
Torreira, 24, has since found himself on the fringes of Mikel Arteta’s side, with reports suggesting he was struggling to settle in London.