Arsenal confirm Lucas Torreira exit to Galatasaray

Torreira is an established Uruguay international
Torreira is an established Uruguay international / Christian Petersen/GettyImages

Arsenal have confirmed midfielder Lucas Torreira has left the club to join Turkish giants Galatasaray on a permanent deal.

The Uruguayan was a quick hit at the Emirates - once scoring in a north London derby victory over Tottenham - but soon fell out of Mikel Arteta's starting XI and spent time away at Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina on loan.

His exit has now been finalised and he will join a Galatasaray outfit who have also recruited former Napoli forward Dries Mertens.

Arsenal's statement reads: "Everyone at Arsenal thanks Lucas for his contribution during his time with us. We wish Lucas and his family the best of health and happiness in their new chapter with Galatasaray.

"The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes."

Galatasaray themselves have revealed Torreira has signed a four-year contract with the club, with Arsenal receiving €6m as a transfer fee.

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They add: "An agreement has been reached with professional football player Lucas Sebastian Torreira Di Pascua and his club The Arsenal Football Club PLC on the transfer of the player. Accordingly, a transfer fee of 6,000,000 Euros will be paid to the former club of the player.

"An agreement has been reached with the player himself for 4 seasons, starting from the 2022-2023 football season. Accordingly, a net 2.750.000 Euro seasonal wage will be paid to the player for each football season."