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23 Sep 2020 16:03:19
Looks pretty certain Torriera is off to Athletico, let’s just hope it happens in time to get a top quality DM in.

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23 Sep 2020 17:20:10
Hopefully it involves Partey coming in opposit direction 373 mate.

23 Sep 2020 18:41:03
My crystal ball tells me this is the case 😜.

23 Sep 2020 19:23:52
Apparently we’ve been told there’s no part exchange, Torriera is a loan and if you want Partey then it’s 45m or nothing. I feel we will put a bid in for £1 to test the nothing side of the argument.

23 Sep 2020 22:06:31
Latest word is Arsenal won’t loan and Atleti are trying to sell Herrera so they can buy Torreira. If the deal shakes down like that then it’s a clear Aouar is currently the #1 target.

24 Sep 2020 13:52:53
Apparently Atletico can only spend 25% of any transfer fee they receive on their own transfers, so if we were to offer 25m euro + Torreira for Partey then Atletico would only be able to spend just over 6m of this. However, if we pay the full 50m euros for Partey, because it would be used by him to pay out his release clause (and therefore doesn't count as an official transfer fee) then Atletico would be able to use all of this for transfers should they wish. This is apparently why they wouldn't be willing to accept a player-plus-cash deal for Partey.

This also makes me think that Aouar is now the top priority. If Partey was our top priority, surely we would be happy to meet his release clause first, allowing atletico to then sign Torreira?

I must add the above information was provided by an Atletico fan on twitter, so the reliability isn't the greatest, but it does seem like a very logical reason as to why Atletico are not interested in a Torreira plus cash deal, which on the surface seems logical.

25 Sep 2020 11:10:26
I had read something similar to Colney Bandit's appraisal of Atletico's current situation. This then begs two questions;

1 - How / Why is this our problem? If they can't pay for Torriera should we not try to sell him elsewhere? Or if the Italian clubs are also only interested in loaning him also, should we not just loan him to Italy and leave Atletico do one? Do we feel that they have been difficult to deal with over Partey and therfore they don't deserve our patience?

Or

2 - Bearing in mind that Edu and Mikel are not totally stupid - Are we resisting the loan offers from Italy (where torriera would love to return to) and persevering with Atletico and all their issues because there is still a way to lessen the impact of this 25% rule and somehow still tie Torriera in to a Partey deal.

Personally I think that option 2 above is still on the table to some extent as otherwise we would have let him go to Italy by now.

I hope I am even partially correct as Mikel obviously does not fancy Lucas and we could really do with Partey.

{Ed002's Note - Atletico Madrid have not been difficult at all. It seems that the arrogance of Arsenal supporters might well be the issue.}

25 Sep 2020 12:17:22
I think the issue is we need to either sell Torriera or loan him with obligation to buy in order to pursue Partey or Aouar. Atletico are supposedly trying to get him on a loan with option to buy because they don't have the money to buy this season unless they offload another player (I've heard they are looking to sell a different CM to Partey to fund the move) . They apparently also now believe that Partey would be willing to stay even if we were to trigger his release clause.

Surely Torreira would also rather join Atletico over Torino as they regularly get champions league football, and IMO he would fit into their midfield and style of play perfectly.

It will be interesting to see how this pans out - however it would've been nice to have a new CM before the Liverpool game as I think we will be completely overran in midfield now.

25 Sep 2020 17:48:54
Has Partey ever said he wanted to leave? Amongst the many many rumours I've not seen one where Partey has actually said he wants to leave Athletico. With all the buzz about what clubs want and what clubs are prepared to offer or accept the players feelings and opinions seem to get totally forgotten, which is strange when without their agreement everything else is totally irrelevant.

26 Sep 2020 21:09:12
This is now taking the biscuit! Which one of you arrogant feckers is responsible for getting involved in the Partey transfer and screwing it up?





 

 

 
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