Arsenal have had their sights on Facu Torres since before the World Cup
The young Uruguayan talent has stated that he would like to make the jump to Europe one day from MLS.
Facundo Torres arrived in the United States as one of the players with the greatest potential for the future. According to Olocip, the AI company, the Uruguayan is the footballer with the highest rating at Orlando City since his recent arrival, and also the second-best young player in the league. Such high promise has caused one of Europe’s top clubs to take a keen look at the player.
Arsenal have reportedly entered talks to sign the player
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, the current leader of the English first division, according to the player himself, have entered in talks with Orlando City to agree a transfer of the Uruguayan star to North London. According to what the player stated to 90min, the American club confirmed that there was interest from The Gunners just before leaving for the World Cup in Qatar.
After the frustrated operation of Mudryk, who finally ended up signing with arch-rivals Chelsea after an eleventh-hour hijack, Arsenal continue on their way in recruiting young talent; Facu Torres is undoubtedly one of the great future prospects of world soccer and is on Arteta’s list.
What Facu Torres said about the potential Arsenal move
“I would love to play in Europe. It’s a dream I’ve had since I was a child”, stated the player who grew up in Peñarol, and who last season scored 9 goals and got 10 assists in the MLS. Now, the Uruguayan would be waiting to be able to make the leap to one of the world’s great leagues, and particularly to a club that specializes in developing great players.
“Orlando confirmed to me that there was contact with Arsenal, but then I left for the World Cup”, he said.
Arsenal in the Premier League
Arsenal beat North London rivals Spurs 0-2 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 15 January to go 8 points clear at the top of the Premier League, on 47 points after 18 games. The game was marred by the disgusting incident during the aftermath when Aaron Ramsdale was assaulted by a Tottenham fan who ran from the stands. He has since been charged by Metropolitan Police.
The English Football Association said we strongly condemn the incident involving a spectator that followed today’s Premier League fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. This is wholly unacceptable behaviour and we will work together with the police, the relevant authorities and the clubs to ensure the appropriate action is taken.”