Fiorentina Fans Side with Torreira in Transfer Saga

Despite the difficulties that have arisen, Fiorentina still have a chance to retain Lucas Torreira from Arsenal. However, the front office will have to mend fences with his agent. The Viola asked for a discount on the pre-determined figures both on personal terms and to the Gunners.

According to Corriere della Sera, there are further issues between the parties. The Gigliati do not want to pay a commission to his representatives, 5-10 percent of the fee. Their owner Rocco Commisso stated in a presser: “I am very disappointed. Many supporters have fallen for it like it happened with Gennaro Gattuso and Dusan Vlahovic. Everything comes from agents in this case as well. They will never be victorious against me.”

The faithful have made their preference known by hanging a banner outside of Curva Fiesole: “Torreira to Fiorentina, Barone to Arsenal.” The latter is the club’s CEO. His representative Pablo Bentancur told CalcioNapoli24: “It is just a contractual issue. It would not take much to clear the air with the Viola. Our priority is to stay, as Lucas felt great there. We have not opened talks with any other side.”

Our Take on Fiorentina and Torreira

The Gigliati powerbrokers have long been feuding with players’ entourages, refusing to cave to their requests. While their stance was understandable in other instances, it could cost them a key player for relatively low sums in this one. Moreover, they probably would have to spend significantly more to bring in a contributor of the same caliber.