Orlando City winger Facundo Torres has a $30m (£25m) release clause in his new contract, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
The Uruguayan international was heavily linked with Arsenal a few months ago, and it remains to be seen whether the Gunners are still keen on the player:
EXCL: Uruguayan winger Facundo Torres will extend the contract with MLS side Orlando City, agreement in place until 2027 — here Torres with agents Egardo Lasalvia & Gustavo Santorini 🚨🟣🇺🇾 #transfers #MLS
➕ Understand there will be release clause worth $30m into new contract. pic.twitter.com/eOT3lTd4Rj
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 28, 2023
After spending £27m on Leandro Trossard during the January transfer window, it could be the case that Mikel Arteta’s side have cooled their interest in Torres, but the clause may attract them back to the negotiating table in the future.
The 22-year-old scored for Orlando in their first MLS game of the season against New York Bulls at the weekend. He bagged the only goal in a 1-0 win.
It’s likely that Arsenal scouts will be keeping an eye on his progress over the coming months and, if he does put a good run of form together before the summer transfer window, the Gunners could be tempted to pay the buyout fee.