Over the last few weeks, there have been constant rumours linking Lucas Torreira with a move to AC Milan and generally speaking, the fans were not impressed with the prospect of losing a player that is seen as integral to the team going forward.
Well, it seems the club has heard the fans and are taking steps to ensure the Uruguayan does not leave this summer.
It is being reported that Arsenal is preparing a new contract offer for the 23-year-old in order to tie him down to the club long term and thwart the unwanted interest from Milan.
This is, of course, good news, it shows that the club is finally getting it’s act together.
For his part, despite the so-called rumours about him being unhappy in London, Torreira only this week has made it clear that he is happy at the Emirates.
Speaking in Brazil where he is on Copa America duty he said
“Nobody from AC Milan has got in touch with me, today I’m in the Premier League and happy to be part of Arsenal,” Torreira said, ahead of Uruguay’s game against Peru.
“It cost me the adaptation, it’s not easy, but I only think about that team.
“I’m happy to be there.”
As things stand right now Torreira has a contract with Arsenal that runs until 2023, which in itself is a fairly healthy length so it can only be assumed that he is in line for a nice salary increase.
It is also being reported that Unai Emery is adamant that the midfielder is not going anywhere and remains a pivotal element for his plans for the future.
No doubt AC Milan will still try their luck but all the signs are that they are wasting their time.