Lucas Torreira reiterates desire to leave Arsenal for Boca Juniors as he admits ‘I want to go NOW’ before urging the two clubs to ‘agree on a one year loan’
- Lucas Torreira continues to convey his feelings about his future to Arsenal
- Torreira wants to return to South America and is desperate for Boca Juniors
- The Uruguayan wants to be closer to family after his mother’s death
- Mikel Arteta recently urged Torreira not to make hasty decisions about the future
Lucas Torreira has gone on to make it clear to Arsenal that he is desperate for Boca Juniors.
Torreira is currently on loan to Atletico Madrid after being redundant at Arsenal under Mikel Arteta, but this term was used sparingly by DIego Simeone.
And the Uruguayan is desperate to return to South America to be closer to his family after the tragic death of his mother, Viviana Di Pascua, from Covid at the age of 53.
Lucas Torreira has been used sparingly by Atletico Madrid after being loaned out by Arsenal
Torreira is desperate to leave Arsenal and join Boca Juniors to be closer to his family
And he has reiterated his desire to move to Argentina to join Boca, pushing Arsenal to sign a loan deal with his youth club.
Torreira told Youtube Channel Bulos profile: ‘I want to go to Boca Juniors now. I am 25 years old and I know it is a club that plays for big causes.
‘I would like to make the fans happy, but I know it is not easy. Boca has to reach an agreement with Arsenal for a one-year loan. ‘
Although Torreira has urged the two clubs to negotiate a loan agreement, this was recently reported by ESPN that Arsenal would accept a £ 15 million fee for their midfielder – which would be £ 11 million out of the £ 26 million they paid Sampdoria in 2018 for his signature.
Torreira’s situation is far from ideal and in an emotional interview in early April, the 25-year-old initially outlined his desire to leave Europe and join Boca in order to be closer to his family.
Torreira wants to be closer to his family after the death of his mother Viviana Di Pascua (R)
Torreira, who grew up in the town of Fray Bentos in his native Uruguay, located next to the border with Argentina and just hours from the capital Buenos Aires where Boca is located, had initially said, “It’s not a crazy decision. because of my mother. I’ve always said I want to play for Boca. I can’t wait to play for Boca and I always will.
The night my mother died, my agent was one of the first to hear the news. I don’t want to play in Europe anymore, I want to play for Boca.
‘I want to be close to my family. My dad crying out told me it was time to play for Boca. I have always loved Boca, I have yet to experience La Bombonera, it is something that I have deep down and I have to indulge myself. ‘
Torreira’s wishes were recently supported by his father Ricardo, who confirmed that joining Boca was the best option for his son.
But Gunners boss Arteta had urged Torreira that now was not the time to make decisions about his future, given the emotional stress he was suffering from.
Mikel Arteta recently urged Torreira not to make hasty decisions about his future
“Of course we contacted him,” Arteta said ahead of Arsenal’s 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final last Thursday. “We’ve talked to him and we know how difficult this is for him. He was very attached to his mother and he is very attached to his family.
‘It is a difficult time for him and emotionally many thoughts go through his head. If things are like this, now is not the time to make decisions.
‘I understand how he feels emotionally. He probably feels the need and responsibility to be closer to his family. But it is not the time to make decisions and it is certainly a decision that must be made by different parties. Now nothing is going to change. It’s just an interview with some comments. Let’s see what happens.
‘We know that when you recruit a player from abroad, when they sometimes have trouble adapting to a new culture, a new language, a new way of doing things. This risk is there and then you have to be able to manage that risk and make the right decisions at the right time. ‘