MX23RW : Saturday, May 15 17:47:21| >> :60:2079:2079:

Lucas Torreira confirms desire to leave Arsenal

Lucas Torreira confirms desire to leave Arsenal
© Reuters
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira urges the Gunners to let him join Boca Juniors this summer following the passing of his mother.

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has confirmed his desire to join Boca Juniors this summer.

The Uruguay international - currently on loan at Atletico Madrid - tragically lost his mother last month after she tested positive for COVID-19, and he has been persistently linked with a return to South America.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to wait until the end of the season before discussing Torreira's future, but the 25-year-old has begged the Gunners to let him leave amid interest from Boca and other clubs on the continent.

Speaking to ESPN's Federico Bulos, Torreira said: "I want to go to Boca Juniors now. I am 25 years old and I know it's a club that plays for great targets.

"I'd like to make the fans happy... but I know it's not easy. Boca should reach an agreement with Arsenal for a one-year loan."

Arsenal have reportedly set a £15m asking price for Torreira, who has only started three La Liga games under Diego Simeone this season.

ID:443239:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect2255:

Click here for more stories about Lucas Torreira

Click here for more stories about Arsenal

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Lucas Torreira in action for Atletico Madrid in October 2020
Read Next:
Lucas Torreira 'unlikely to join Boca this summer'
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
FA Cup
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Premiership Playoffs
Serie A
Primeira Liga
National League
National League North
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Finnish Veikkausliiga
NIFL Premiership
League of Ireland Premier
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Major League Soccer
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Australian A-League
Chinese Super League
J1 League
CManchester CityMan City36265576294783
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd362010670422870
3Leicester CityLeicester362061065442166
6West Ham UnitedWest Ham351771155451058
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs351681161412056
10Leeds UnitedLeeds36165155753453
11Aston Villa35147144941849
12Wolverhampton WanderersWolves35129143547-1245
14Crystal Palace35118163759-2241
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle36109174362-1939
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton35813143641-537
RWest Bromwich AlbionWest Brom35511193268-3626
RSheffield UnitedSheff Utd3552281862-4417

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!