Torreira told to leave Arsenal this summer

Lucas Torreira wants to leave Arsenal this summer after admitting there is ‘no chance’ he will stay at the Emirates for the final year of his contract. 

Torreira spent last season on loan with Fiorentina but despite impressing the Italian club refused to meet Arsenal’s £12.6m right-to-buy option, which was included as part of the deal. 

The Uruguayan has made it clear that he wants to extend his stay with Fiorentina but Arsenal have been angered by the Serie A club’s attempt to lower the midfielder’s fee.

“There is no chance,” Torreira told EL Telegrafo when asked about the prospect of staying at Arsenal. 

“From the beginning, they told me that I didn’t have a place, so I don’t want to stay either because I suffered a lot, it cost me a lot to adapt and my idea is to go to Italy or Spain.”

“What I wanted was to stay at Fiorentina, but it didn’t happen for various reasons, so we’ll look for a new direction.”

On Boca Juniors’ potential move

“Boca is very difficult,” he said. 

“It was difficult after what happened to my mother and I really wanted to go there, then I had a very good season and I have one year left on my contract with Arsenal.”

“Any team that wants me has to buy me, which would be around €15m, so that’s why I see it as difficult, although I never lose hope. I feel a lot of love for that club and at some point, I would like to play there.”

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