Arsenal loanee Lucas Torreira is reportedly being sought after by Valencia, according to AS.
The Gunners midfielder made the temporary switch from the Emirates Stadium to Atletico Madrid in the summer, but has barely featured for the Spanish side thus far.
Torreira has made just 13 appearances in all competitions for Los Colchoneros, and only four of those have been starts.
Given the Uruguayan is barely getting a look-in at Atletico, he’s being linked with a move elsewhere – either another loan or even a permanent switch.
AS claims that Valencia, struggling in the bottom half of La Liga and apparently strapped for cash, are eyeing Torreira and have made contact with technical director Edu over his services.
The 24-year-old is also believed to be on the radar of Torino, Fiorentina and Lazio, plus another Spanish side – AS speculates it could be Sevilla.
Torreira hasn’t had the rub of the green at Arsenal, with Unai Emery trying – and failing – to turn him into a No. 10 and struggling to win his place back in the side after an ankle injury.
Likewise, Mikel Arteta has deemed him surplus to requirements, and he hasn’t been given much game time at Atletico, so he really could do with a move elsewhere.
Valencia are said to be interested in a “pivot”, and the £75,000-a-week man is a player who could do a great job for them.
That said, Torreira could – and should – probably do better than moving to an ailing side sitting just three points above La Liga’s relegation zone.
Let’s not forget he’s currently with the table-toppers, four points clear of second-placed Real Madrid and with two games in hand.