Lucas Torreira will join the Arsenal squad ahead of the US tour, which might be one of the summer’s biggest surprises for the team. On Monday, the Uruguayan is expected to return together with several other senior players.
Torreira has played for Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina during each of the last two seasons while on loan from Arsenal. In Italy, he excelled and won home three player of the month honors.
La Viola chose not to trigger his buy clause and instead tried to negotiate a lesser fee with both the club and player. An effort that was shut down by Arsenal, leaving Torreira’s future uncertain.
Several midfielders have been linked to Arsenal, but Torreira’s departure was almost certain. Despite this, according to his agent, he now appears set to travel to the United States with the Gunners.
Torreira, to Juve? He actually prefers to remain in Italy and continue playing football, but Arsenal called him up today for their upcoming US tour, so he appears to be on the schedule, according to Torreira’s agent, who spoke to Sport Italia through JuventusNews24.
Roma, Lazio, and Valencia have all shown interest, but it hasn’t come close enough for the Gunners to get a concrete offer. However, Torreira’s final words on the matter would conflict with a prospective appearance for Arsenal.
When asked about staying at Arsenal, he informed El Telgrafo that there was “no possibility.” “They’ve been telling me from the beginning that I don’t have a place, so I don’t want to stay either since I suffered a lot and it cost me a lot to adjust, and my idea is to travel to Italy or Spain,” the player said.
“I wanted to stay at Fiorentina, but for some of reasons, it didn’t happen. We will therefore search for a different path.
Following the opening pre-season game of the summer, Arteta stated that many players’ fates were uncertain. But everyone would have the chance to compete for a spot.
They are Arsenal players, I told them on the first day, Arteta recalled. Football is a game where things can change drastically from day to day, so you have to be ready for that. The door is open for any of those guys to accept the opportunity, but they will have to work for it. It’s the same for every member of the team.