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Arsenal consider Facundo Torres transfer bid after being alerted to Orlando City star by scout who spotted Neymar

ARSENAL are considering making a bid for Orlando City star Facundo Torres, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has impressed in the MLS this season and the Gunners have been made aware of him by scout Toni Lima.

Facundo Torres is being monitored by Arsenal
Neymar was spotted by Toni Lima when at Santos

Lima has been credited with recommending Neymar to Barcelona and Coutinho to Inter Milan when both were playing in their homeland of Brazil.

ning Standard report that Torres could be signed to provide competition for Bukayo Saka.

Torres joined Orlando from Penarol in his native Uruguay for around £7.75million in January.

Since touching down in the United States the 22-year-old has scored 14 goals and registered ten assists in 40 league matches.

He helped the Florida based side win the US Open Cup, the domestic cup competition, netting four times on their way to glory.

He also featured in a pre-season friendly versus the Gunners over the summer.

Before Torres left Penarol he won the Uruguayan league title with them in 2021.

The winger is capable of playing on either flank and just off the striker with his versatility making him an attractive option for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.


The Spaniard is rumoured to be desperate to bring in an extra winger in the January transfer window – with the club reportedly targeting Shakhtar Donestk ace Mykhaylo Mudryk.

Arsenal have also reportedly showed an interest in Wolves’ Pedro Neto and PSV’s Cody Gakpo in the past.

With the North London side sitting top of the table and going strong in the Europa League the board will back any spending Arteta may want to do – a SunSport exclusive revealed.

If Torres does arrive at the Emirates he will be in battle with the likes of Reiss Nelson and Marquinhos who hope to get minutes if Saka or Gabriel Martinelli aren’t playing.

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