Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira refuses to commit his future to Arsenal.
The signs are clearly there that Lucas Torreira could be on his way out of the Emirates as early as January.
Torreira is definitely not happy right now and clubs like Atletico Madrid are rumoured to be interested in his services.
Asked about interest from other clubs, he told Uruguayan radio station Sport 890 as cited by The Metro: ‘Today Arsenal needs me to be focused. I can’t start talking about another team.
‘I need to be focused and when the transfer window arrives we will see what will happen.’ He added: ‘I don’t know what can happen in the future. But I wish I could play in Boca. It’s a dream that I have for what that institution represents.’
Those comments are very telling, he does not commit his future to Arsenal in any way, in fact, one could argue he is hinting very strongly he wants to leave.
It is understandable why he is unhappy. He has been relegated to the bench for much of this season and has started just four league games for the Gunners.
He has also been moved further forward from his preferred defensive midfield position, a position he clearly excels in if his international form is anything to be judged by.
Hopes were very high that Torreira would be a crucial part of the team when he signed but unless there is another manager brought in it is hard to see the situation changing.
Of course, there is nothing set in stone and the club do not want to sell him as his agent confirmed. But the signs are there for all to see. He is unhappy and wants to leave.