If that one thing has become clear this summer, at that point it’s that tapping up is currently completely fine.
Clubs used to get extremely furious about any proposal of a player talking to another team before a fee was agreed, but now it seems like managers are simply calling round and persuading players to join them.
Diego Simeone has connected with Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira about a move and this could be viewed as a positive deal for both sides.
Arsenal midfield is still a shaky area but clearly Lucas Torreira isn’t essential for Mikel Arteta’s plans, so in the event that they can figure out how to sell him, at that point it will free up a wage and get some money to put towards a replacement.
He could also be an incredible signing for Atletico Madrid because of his aggression ands sketchiness will be an ideal fit for Diego Simeone’s midfield, so it can also allow him to revive his career away from Arsenal.
You need to imagine that Arsenal will release him if a tolerable offer comes in, so ideally Atletico Madrid make a move in the blink of an eye.