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Arsenal in transfer conversations with upcoming MLS star

Mikel Arteta’s hunt for glory began on a somber note with Arsenal, but this season, they are well and truly revitalized. The club are looking bigger and better than ever before, with an eight points lead already established at the top of the table. The club that last won the Premier League in 2003/04, are now looking well set for their fourth title in the revamped era. 

The club, who missed out on signing long-term target Mikhaylo Mudryk, are now keeping tabs on Facundo Torres, who is currently representing Orlando City in the MLS. The news was confirmed by the footballer himself, who shared during an interview that the Gunners wanted him to move to London but since he was busy with Uruguay’s World Cup campaign.

“Orlando City confirmed to me that there was contact with Arsenal, but then I left for the World Cup and I didn’t want to hear about a potential transfer at that point,” he told 90min. “So the conversation stayed there but now that I am back with the team, we will see where the conversation goes.”

Torres is one of the best midfielders in his age category and has been in top form in the MLS this season. He was also one of the key members in the Orlando side that won the US Open Cup title. He was a club-record signing for Orlando when he moved to the USA from Penarol, and impressed straight away with nine goals and ten assists in his first season.  

The young footballer is thriller by the news that European clubs are showing interest in him and said that it is a dream for him to go and play there. He continued: “I would love to play in Europe. It’s a dream I’ve had since I was a kid. At the moment I am focused on Orlando City. But La Liga or Premier League would be my targets, and that’s where the rumors are coming from. But yeah, I would absolutely love that.”

Naturally a midfielder, Torres also operates as a winger and was a part of Penarol’s league title winning team in 2021 before he moved to MLS. He also made 10 appearances for his national side so far.