Lucas Torreira’s agent admits transfer as he speaks out about his interest in the Arsenal man
Arsenal had a very busy summer transfer window, both in terms of entries and exits.
Many players have left the club, especially on loan, including Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira.
The former Sampdoria man endured a difficult loan spell for Atletico Madrid last season, where he was given minimal playing time under Diego Simeone.
Torreira hopes to relaunch his career at Fiorentina where he will spend at least a year with the Italian club.
Interestingly, Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur recently said that there are quite a few clubs vying for the signing of the small midfielder, including Napoli.
But in the end, Fiorentina football director Daniele Pradè turned out to be the deciding factor in the final decision-making.
“Interest from Napoli? Yes there were the Azzurri as well as other clubs,” Bentancur said CalcioNapoli24.
“However, we wanted a project and we knew Daniele Pradè from Sampdoria.”
“They made Torreira feel immediately important.”
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In terms of life at Arsenal, Torreira didn’t quite settle in England and it was well known that the player was homesick.
Initially, the 25-year-old showed a lot of defensive qualities by breaking play and acting as a shield in front of the baseline.
But what has become very evident is that in the two seasons he played regular minutes for the North Londoners, his performance levels plummeted towards the second half of each campaign.
Obviously, Mikel Arteta doesn’t see a place for Torreira in his squad, and one would expect his permanent future to be elsewhere.