Arsenal ‘will not allow Lucas Torreira to return on loan to Atletico Madrid next season’ with boss Diego Simeone ‘unconvinced’ by the Uruguayan despite the midfielder being ‘happy’ in the Spanish capital
- Lucas Torreira has made 26 appearances in all competitions for Atletico Madrid
- The Uruguay star has also been linked with a move to Brazilian club Boca Juniors
- Torreira joined Arsenal in 2018 but failed to establish himself in their first team
- The Gunners reportedly value the Uruguayan midfielder at around £13million
The 25-year-old joined the Spanish giants on a season long loan deal last summer, after slipping down the pecking order at the Emirates Stadium.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Torreira is happy in Madrid and open to returning to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano next season, despite struggling to establish himself in Diego Simeone‘s table topping side.
Arsenal will reportedly not allow Lucas Torreira to stay on loan at Atletico Madrid next season
Torreira slipped down the pecking order at the Emirates under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta
However, Simeone reportedly remains unconvinced by the Uruguay international and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is also unsure on the former Sampdoria star.
Torreira has also been linked with a return to South America ahead of next season, with Boca Juniors rumoured to be interested.
However, the Brazilian club are unwilling to match the Gunners’ current £13million valuation.
The Uruguay star has struggled to establish himself in Arsenal’s first team since joining in 2018
Arsenal signed Torreira for £26.5m in the summer of 2018 under former boss Unai Emery, and he went on make 89 appearances across all competitions before swapping London for Madrid last summer.
The Uruguayan star has clocked up 26 appearances in total for Atletico this season as Simeone’s side chase a first LaLiga title since the 13/14 season.
Atletico are top of the league with just five games remaining, however Barcelona and Real Madrid are just two points behind.
Next up for the league leaders is a trip to Elche on Saturday afternoon, they then face a potential title decider against Barca at the Nou Camp the following weekend.