We agreed on a very fair option in the loan deal and then they decide to offer half of it when he was one of their best players. I’d tell them to get ****ed.
This is a great idea. There is no point in giving him away for nothing. Lokonga would benefit greatly from a loan to an English team in which he could play regularly. We could then use Torreira in the backup role for a year until Sambi comes back as hopefully a much improved and more experienced player.Keep him as a back up bench guy and Loan out lonkonga. F off with the poverty bids from Italian teams
Cant see this happening. Doubt Arteta wants him back either & doubt he'll wanna come back either.This is a great idea. There is no point in giving him away for nothing. Lokonga would benefit greatly from a loan to an English team in which he could play regularly. We could then use Torreira in the backup role for a year until Sambi comes back as hopefully a much improved and more experienced player.
Assuming Torreira's mental health issues are behind him and he can be professional for the last year of his contract (this is far from certain I know). It is a question of who makes the better straight DM - Elneny or Torreira?Lad was literally doing his best not to show up for pre season to try and force a move back to Italy. I honestly can't see him coming back here of his own volition.
Can see him forcing the clubs hand in one way or the other. I honestly see no issue right now in taking a low ball offer for him as long it is not Fiorentinas. **** them.
Probably the most embarrassing transfer I can ever remember us making. Signing a tiny, weak player without exceptional technique to compensate for it to play in one of the most physical leagues in the World was just inexcusable.
Dont get some of the comments in here, of course Fiorentina are gonna low ball us, doesnt matter if they got an 8billion owner, its business and knocking the price down is part of that.
Torreira has ****ed us, cant be hating on Fiorentina for taking advantage, Torreira has made it clear he has one destination in mind which has tanked his value, nulled any other suitors and left the club in a hard place.
Fiorentina will drag this out, I said in another thread Chelsea have been ****ed by Lukaku, this is the exact same thing just on a lower scale.
Honestly think there should be some sort of measures in place to be able to sue the player in cases like this, he had no issue accepting the clubs wages, the club wanted to use his services but hes pretty much made it impossible to do so, hes wasted a transfer fee, signing on fee, wages, for what, 4yrs of money he has taken from this club and the club is ****ed, I bet he wouldnt agree to a mutual termination of his contract either and would sit on it for this last season.
Personally, I actually like Torreira's ability but the guy is a ****ing prick!
There's a simple solution to it. Make him train alone for a year (while there's a world cup nonetheless). He's on what 70K a year which is about 3.5 million over a year. That's probably a fraction of what we used to pay off Özil/Auba. At least dangle that scenario in front of him/his agent and we'll see how long he can stand his ground. He isn't elite to warrant a big pay packet on being a free transfer either or good enough for the elite clubs.
Fair enough, I can't think of any.There have been more embarrassing transfers than this. It’s the general trajectory that the club has been on for a while.
Why though? Simple solution is waiting it out for the best bid and then just take it and get rid. The club cant win here, theyve already got ****ed for 3 of the 4yrs, its been a disaster and on his terms.
The lesson the club needs to learn is stop handing out loans to clubs with 'option to buy' especially in Serie A, they love too muck about over figures and cos the league is so crap its very easy to find an alternative or loan some other dosser not doing it as his club.