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Torreira asks for loan

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira has pleaded with his parent club Arsenal to allow him to leave for Boca Juniors on a one-year loan deal.

“I want to go to Boca Juniors now. I am 25 years old and I know it’s a club that plays for great targets. I’d like to make the fans happy… but I know it’s not easy. Boca should reach an agreement with Arsenal for a one-year loan,” said Torreira.

Lucas Torreira to @federicobulos: “I want to go to Boca Juniors now. I am 25 years old and I know it’s a club that plays for great targets. I’d like to make the fans happy… but I know it’s not easy. Boca should reach an agremeent with Arsenal for a one-year loan”. 🔴 #AFC #Boca

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano)

15, 2021

 

It was revealed that the 25-year old was unhappy with his situation at the club having left in the summer of 2020 online to join Atletico Madrid where he has been a bit-part figure.

It was revealed that recently his mother passed away and that he wanted to return to South America to be closer to his family.

“Lucas is suffering a lot to be alone there in Europe , we are seeing how we can accompany him this month and a half until the end of the season,” said his father Ricardo.

“When you lose a person as happened to us, so dear, you realize that life passes you on the other side . If Lucas wants to come to Boca, let him come.”

What does Arteta think?

Arteta was asked recently after Torreira made similar comments about wanting to leave to join Boca but insisted that this was not the time to be making such huge decisions.

“We have spoken to him and we know how difficult a time this is for him. He was really attached to his mum and he’s really attached to his family,” said the Spanish coach.

“It’s a hard time for him and emotionally there is a lot of thoughts that will go through his mind. When things are like that, it’s not the moment to make decisions.

 

Torreira asks Arsenal to agree to one year loan with Boca Juniors

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND – MARCH 02: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal is treated before he is carried off on a stretcher during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Portsmouth FC and Arsenal FC at Fratton Park on March 02, 2020 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

“I understand how he’s feeling emotionally. He probably feels the need and responsibility to be closer to his family.

“But it’s not the moment to make any decisions and it certainly is a decision that has to be made by different parties. Now, nothing is going to change. It’s just an interview with some comments. Let’s see what happens.”

Torreira joined Arsenal for a figure in the region of £25 million and the club will not want to see that investment as a waste. Should Torreira leave on loan he will return with just a year left on his deal and a significantly lowered valuation.

 

 

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