Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira ‘being wanted by his youth club Boca Juniors’ – with the Uruguay midfielder failing to impress Atletico Madrid with just three LaLiga starts on loan this season
- Lucas Torreira has only seen 629 minutes of action for Atletico Madrid this term
- Of the fifteen LaLiga games he has played in, he has only started three
- But now ESPN is claiming that Boca Juniors could offer the Arsenal midfielder an exit
- The 25-year-old revealed his love and passion for the Argentinian club last year
According to reports, Boca Juniors could offer Lucas Torreira a dream deal to the club that supported the Arsenal midfielder as a boy.
The Uruguay international has struggled to impress at Atletico Madrid this season after joining Diego Simeone’s men on loan in the summer, playing just 629 minutes in all competitions throughout the season.
The 25-year-old has started just three of the 15 LaLiga games he has played this season, so a permanent deal with the Spanish capital seems unlikely.
Boca Juniors is preparing to offer Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira a move to the club he supported as a boy.
Torreira has failed to impress at Atletico Madrid, with just three LaLiga appearances
However, according to ESPN, a move to Boca Juniors is a viable alternative, as they claim the Argentine club is aiming for a step ahead in their hunt for a new defensive midfielder.
Torreira – who has two years to go with his Gunners deal this summer – grew up in the town of Fray Bentos in his native Uruguay, located next to the border with Argentina and just a few hours’ drive from the capital Buenos Aires where Boca is. located.
Last year, Torreira expressed his passion for the Argentinian club by saying: ‘My love for Boca was born many years ago.
“We are a very footballing family and Uruguayans watch a lot of Argentinian football, and I have been passionate about Boca from an early age.”
Reports now suggest Argentine side Boca Juniors could offer him a return to South America
The news comes the same day when Gunners boss Mikel Arteta reveals he is unhappy with the lack of minutes Torreira has managed to clock up this season.
Ahead of the weekend’s match against Liverpool, the Spaniard said of the club’s current mercenaries: ‘I’m more happy with some than others, obviously because you want your players to play regularly and that’s not the case (with Torreira) .
The midfielder was brought to Arsenal in the summer of 2018 after a £ 26 million deal was agreed with Italy’s Sampdoria.
Mikel Arteta did not close the door for Arsenal-loanees who will be with his squad next season
Recent reports have suggested that the midfielder will only return to the Emirates Stadium if he gets games under Arteta, and the Spaniard has not closed the door on integrating players currently on loan to his squad next season.
“That’s what we need to tackle at the end of the season,” Arteta added.
“We loaned them out because we wanted to give them some play time and see the level at which they can perform away from here, try to develop them and then bring them back here to try to use them.”