According to football.london, Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is close to joining Italian heavyweights Fiorentina. Torreira joined Arsenal in 2018 and instantly became a fan favorite with man-of-the-match performances against Liverpool and Tottenham, as well as a historic goal in a famous north London derby victory.
Last season, he was loaned out to Atletico Madrid, where he made 26 appearances in all competitions and helped Diego Simeone’s side win La Liga.
Torreira’s agent, Pablo Bentancur, has openly stated that his client wants to return to Italy, but not for football. The midfielder had previously indicated his intention to vie for a spot in Arsenal’s midfield, but london has discovered that he is not in Mikel Arteta’s plans for the next season.
Since returning to London last week, the Uruguay midfielder has been training alone at Colney and will fly to Italy tomorrow to finalize the agreement, which is likely to be a loan with an option to buy provision.