‘Lucas is suffering a lot to be alone there in Europe’ Torreira’s dad pleading with Arsenal

Lucas Torreira could be set for an Arsenal exit in the summer after his father once again reiterated his son’s desire to leave Europe.

The midfielder is spending this season on loan at Atletico Madrid and has just had to deal with the loss of his mum due to covid-19.

His time at Arsenal is arguably over as he cannot deliver the performance that Mikel Arteta wants from his midfielder.

The former Sampdoria man has repeatedly spoken about his desire to play for Boca Juniors one day.

He has maintained that stance and his dad says even if he doesn’t join the Argentinean powerhouse, he just wants to play closer to his home.

Ricardo Torreira also reveals that they have been getting offers from Brazilian teams who want to sign him and he says his son will play for one of them as long as he would be close enough to his family.

Speaking to Radio Continental, as per TyC Sports, he said: ‘Lucas does not know Argentina but has been a Boca fan since he was a boy. Obviously it is the first option for him, but I have already received other calls from Brazilian teams in case Boca does not happen.

‘Lucas is suffering a lot to be alone there in Europe, we are seeing how we can accompany him this month and a half until the end of the season. When you lose a person as happened to us so dear, you realise that life passes you by. If Lucas wants to come to Boca, let him come.’

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  1. As sad as the recent death of his mother is ( may she rest in peace)we are still a business if Boca are willing to pay the fee requested i don’t see any problems otherwise highest bider!

  2. This was always going to happen. Rather than asking Arsenal to release him from his contact perhaps they should be asking Atleti to give him a prolonged leave of absence to stay with his family for the rest of the season. What has happened is obviously tragic but there is the Webster ruling that he could utilize to buy himself out of his contract (basically by paying Arsenal an amount similar to what remains on contact), however this would obviously cost him money (around £7million if reports of his washes are correct) and it appears to be a PR drive to push Arsenal to release him for free as Boca would be unwilling to pay a fee for him. I don’t want to say that he’s trying to take advantage of the situation as its obviously devastating to lose a family member, however the club need to protect their own interests as well.

  3. Torreira cost Arsenal 27 million and is still young. I’m sure if Bocca stump up 15- 20 mill Arsenal would be open to letting this crucial member of our squad go early on compassionate grounds. Difficult for Bocca who are broke so because he can go on a free in 2 years time he will just have to scrape by warming the bench some where on the measly pittance of 70k p/w.

  4. It’s possible and preferable that a solution can be found that could suit all parties concerned but at this present time I think it would be very very helpful to everyone if Mr Torrieira Senior would just stay silent.

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