Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is near becoming a member of Italian giants Fiorentina, soccer.london understands. Torreira joined the Gunners in 2018 and rapidly made himself common among the many supporters with man-of-the-match performances towards Liverpool and Tottenham, scoring an iconic objective in a well-known north London derby win. He was loaned out to Atletico Madrid final season, making 26 appearances throughout all competitions and successful the La Liga title with Diego Simeone’s aspect. Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur has spoken publicly about Torreira desirous to return to Italy, however soccer.london has discovered that the midfielder had earlier expressed his need to compete for a spot in the Arsenal midfield – however was knowledgeable that he’s not a part of Mikel Arteta’s plans for the brand new season. The Uruguay midfielder has been coaching individually at Colney since arriving again in London final week. soccer.london has discovered that the deal is more likely to be a mortgage move with an obligation to purchase on the finish of it.
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The 25-year-old beforehand admitted his frustrations on the Emirates Stadium resulted in him seeing a psychologist in the Spanish capital. “A 12 months in the past I had been working with a psychologist in Spain as a result of when in the second 12 months at Arsenal I performed little or no,” Torreira informed the Metro. “It was onerous for me to essentially assimilate it as a result of my life relies upon on soccer and once I don’t play I’ve a really dangerous time, I’m in a really dangerous temper and lots of issues occur. That’s why I began with him and he was giving me a hand with that matter.
He additionally opened up in regards to the tragic lack of his mom, who sadly handed away final 12 months after contracting Covid-19. “When my mom’s factor occurred, I needed to cease enjoying soccer,” he stated. “I needed to remain in Fray Bentos with my household. I had little or no need to return to Spain as a result of I needed to keep alone there. “Luckily one among my brothers left with me, however I needed to be right here, with my father, as a result of he was the one who was struggling probably the most and the one who was harm probably the most by this complete state of affairs. “He was all the time with my mom, they went in every single place collectively and at this time seeing him alone is a really onerous blow that we discover tough to assimilate. “And we attempt to be with him, to assist him, accompany him and likewise maintain him in order that he doesn’t fall. “Because now now we have to proceed, for us, for him and since crucial cause to proceed dwelling is all the time going to be our mom.”
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Arteta shall be with out Thomas Partey and Mohamed Elneny in January when the duo head off to the Africa Cup of Nations. The Gunners are anticipated to dump a number of gamers earlier than the August 31 switch deadline.