Argentine giants eyeing move for 25-year-old Arsenal anchorman

By | May 15, 2021

Argentine giants Boca Juniors are reportedly lining up a move for out-of-favour Arsenal achorman Lucas Torreira.

The 25-year-old was an instant hit at the Emirates Stadium during the 2018-19 season under Unai Emery, however, he struggled to win over Mikel Arteta and was ultimately loaned out to La Liga giants Atletico Madrid.

Torreira’s poor fortunes have not ended there, as he has started just three La Liga games for Diego Simeone’s side this season, and his future beyond the summer stays unclear as his agent has denied the existence of an option-to-buy clause in his Atletico deal.

However, ESPN claims that Argentine giants, Boca Juniors are hopeful of securing the services of and lure Torreira back to South America, where he plied his trade as a youth player for Uruguayan outfit Montevideo Wanderers before making a switch to Serie A back in 2013.

Uruguay international midfielder still has more than two years left to run on his current Gunners deal, however, he has previously admitted his admiration for Boca Juniors, and the North London club are believed to be open to offers as they aim to raise funds for their own transfer business.

The ex-Sampdoria midfielder has found back of the net four times and assisted six more in 89 games for Arsenal since arriving back in 2018, and he has been rumoured with a return to Serie A in the past.