After returning from a mixed loan spell at Atlético Madrid, where he won the title last season, Arsenal allowed Lucas Torreira to join Fiorentina on a temporary deal last summer.

The midfielder has made 27 appearances in all competitions this season, which includes 24 starts.

He has scored three times and managed an assist in the league and his latest goal came in La Viola’s 1-0 win over Bologna on Sunday. The 26-year-old’s contract with the Gunners runs down in 2023 and the Serie A side retain an option to buy him in the summer.

After scoring the winner, the Uruguay international was quizzed about his stay with the Italian club beyond this season.

“I have to find happiness on the pitch. Here I am finding it. The city makes me feel good. My future depends on many things: my contract is with Arsenal, they will certainly reach an agreement between the clubs, but I don’t know what will happen. I want to stay focused on this team until the end,” the Arsenal owned player said, as quoted by

As things stand, the ‘will of all parties seems to continue together’ and the buying option for Fiorentina is set at €15m.

With Torreira’s contract at the Emirates expiring in less than 18 months, the website says there could be negotiations between Fiorentina and Mikel Arteta’s side to ‘lower the price’ in the summer.