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Boca Juniors eye summer move for Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira

Argentine giants Boca Juniors are considering signing Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira when the summer switch window opens.

The Uruguayan joined the Gunners from Sampdoria again within the summer of 2018, however having did not settle in on the Emirates in the way in which he and the membership would have hoped, he at the moment finds himself on mortgage at Atletico Madrid.

The 25-year-old has struggled for sport time below Diego Simeone this season, beginning in La Liga on simply three events. His present contract with the north London facet runs till 2023, and given he would not look like a part of Mikel Arteta’s plans, he might be bought on the finish of the marketing campaign.

According to Argentine journalist Diego Monroig – whose focus is the goings on at Boca – Torreira and Man Utd’s Edinson Cavani are targets for the Xeneizes, who’re looking out for a defensive midfielder and a striker. He stated, as quoted by ESPN: “In normal situations Boca would not have thought of players like Torreira or Cavani, it will depend on them.”

Torreira has made no secret of the actual fact he’s a Boca fan and revealed as a lot throughout an interview with ESPN Uruguay again in 2020.

“This love for Boca was born a few years in the past,” he said. “We are a really soccer household and Uruguayans devour lots from Argentina, we watch that soccer lots and I’ve been keen about Boca from a really younger age, I just like the Boca world.”

Mikel Arteta with Lucas Torreira last season | James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images

Given the player has endured a difficult few seasons, it is unlikely Arsenal will see a profit on their initial £25m investment in Torreira even if he is sold this summer.

A return to South America and to the membership he adopted as a boy stands out as the excellent move for the tenacious midfielder, nevertheless, it’s unclear as as to if the Primera Division facet will have the ability to meet the Gunners’ valuation of the participant.

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