When Torreira was signed by Arsenal from Sampdoria, the Gunners faithful could have been forgiven for thinking that they’d acquired a long-term solution in the middle of the park.
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) April 15, 2021
The industrious Uruguayan looked to have all the necessary tools to be a success at the Emirates, but after dips in form and personal unsettlement, he departed on loan to Atletico Madrid. Once more, despite a bright start, the move hasn’t played out as both Torreira himself and Diego Simeone would have wished. He’s surplus to requirements at the Wanda Metropolitano.