Arsenal brought in Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria last summer but it looks like the Uruguayan could be on his way out this transfer window.
Lucas Torreira played 50 games across all competitions during the 2018-19 season – scoring 2 goals and providing 5 assists.
And many experts believed that the 23-year-old would become a mainstay in the Gunners midfield for years to come. But it seems like he could already be on his way back to Italy.
Lucas Torreira had recently claimed that he had problems adjusting to life in England and this statement was made when the midfielder was being heavily linked with AC Milan.
“The language [barrier] has cost me, to be able to relate with my peers and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue,” Torreira said earlier this month.
“And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.”
Former Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo will be taking charge of Milan and the boss is eager to reunite with Torreira next season.
Initially, it was claimed that Arsenal were not keen to sell off Lucas Torreira but now it seems that their stance have changed.
Now reports are claiming that the Gunners are willing to part ways with the midfielder in order to gather funds for the summer transfer window.
And this news has not gone down too well with the Arsenal fans especially since Unai Emery is willing to sell off Lucas Torreira after just a single season.
Here are some examples:
Torreira leaving? I cba with arsenal anymore tbh..
— Jack James (@Jack_James_x) June 24, 2019
Why should Torreira even be thinking about leaving Arsenal. My club is a joke
— Ozil is god (@Corner_Flag) June 25, 2019
Some feel that Emery has chosen to take this decision because he already has Matteo Guendouzi amongst his ranks and also because Granit Xhaka is not expected to leave Arsenal this summer.
But we believe fans would have been happier if Emery had chosen to offload Xhaka instead of Lucas Torreira.