Over the past few days, we’ve seen more and more articles about Lucas Torreira and a potential return to Italy.
It’s a destination that makes the most sense for him, since that’s where he made a name for himself in Europe at Pescara and Sampdoria, and with Lazio keeping an eye on him thanks to Maurizio Sarri, he could end up kickstarting his career once again.
The attempt to do so at Atlético Madrid failed, so perhaps Serie A, under a manager who believes in him, is the right solution, which is why Arsenal wouldn’t be against letting him go on loan once more.
The two newspapers explain Arsenal are open to a ‘loan with a view to buy’, with the former of the two explaining the requests for a transfer fee would be around €20m.
They also both agree that bringing him in would only happen if Gonzalo Escalante was sold, and Torreira’s purchase would then help soften the blow of Lucas Leiva likely leaving next year, as a succession will be needed once the Brazilian moves on.
That’s where we stand, but it’s an idea that appears to be growing, yet entirely dependant on the current Argentinian Lazio midfielder.