Rumors are reporting on Arsenal’s possible interest in Roma’s defensive midfielder. The Giallorossi may be targeting Torreira if Diawara moves to London.
Transfer market negotiations may be surprising at times. There’s a possible interest in Amadou Diawara by Arsenal. The Guinean midfielder played a good season with the Giallorossi but in January 2020, he suffered a knee injury that kept him out of the pitch for a long time.
Paulo Fonseca played him as a defensive midfielder, a playmaker in charge of setting the pace of the game. After a natural period of adaptation, the Guinea international showed his quality in the center of the action.
But things can rapidly change when the transfer window is almost open. Reportedly, the Gunners are chasing Diawara and the Giallorossi may be targeting Torreira to strengthen their midfield.
Comparing Amadou Diawara to Lucas Torreira (Stats)
Both players passed through a troubled season and their performance seems to be very similar. The Roma midfielder played 31 matches scoring 1 goal and 1 assist (7 yellow cards; total minutes played 2,198). The Uruguayan had almost the same impact on the British side (39 appearances; 2 goals; 1 assist; 7 yellow cards; total minutes played 2,041).
AMADOU DIAWARA | Serie A 2019-20 | Stats
- Total played: 22;
- Matches started: 19;
- Minutes per match: 69;
- Touches: 53.1;
- Accurate passes per match: 89% (own half) 93%;
(Stats by SofaScore)
Lucas Torreira played consistently especially between November 2019 and January 2020. But Arsenal’s coach Arteta made different choices after that period.
LUCAS TORREIRA | Premier League 2019-20 | Stats
- Total played: 29;
- Matches started: 17;
- Minutes per match: 53;
- Touches: 40.3;
- Accurate passes per match: 88% (own half) 91%;
(Stats by SofaScore)
What Could Roma do in this transfer window?
Several clubs are interested in Lucas Torreira with Fiorentina reportedly leading the race. But Roma can make the Uruguayan feel important and at the center of the new project of coach Fonseca.
If Arsenal would move forward for Diawara, the Giallorossi could have great benefit in purchasing Torreira, a skilled playmaker who shined at Sampdoria back in 2018 and who perfectly knows the rhythms of Serie A.
Both clubs could make a profit due to the current reported value of those players. This could really be a win/win deal for the Gunners and the Giallorossi.