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“Arteta will decide with Edu”: Fabrizio Romano gives key update on Lucas Torreira at Arsenal

Lucas Torreira of Atletico de Madrid warming up prior the game during the La Liga Santander match between Deportivo Alavés and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio de Mendizorroza on January 03, 2021 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. (Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

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Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Lucas Torreira’s Arsenal future. The Uruguayan was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid this season, and things haven’t quite gone to plan in the Spanish capital.

“I think in the summer he will be back at Arsenal. We also had a lot of rumours about Torreira with some Italian clubs like Fiorentina and Inter and some French clubs like Monaco this winter, for the opportunity for him in January to go immediately to these clubs,” Romano said.

“Atletico Madrid said no, they wanted to keep this player, also if Torreira is not playing so much, they’re pushing to win La Liga and they want to do something important in the Champions Leagie, so that’s why Athletico were pushing to keep the player until the end of the season.

“But Arsenal were not so happy basically because the player is not playing, and that’s why at the end of the season, probably Torreira will be back at Arsenal.

“Arteta will decide with Edu Gaspar if they’re keeping the player and giving him a chance or letting him go again on loan or on a permanent deal, so the situation is open with Torreira, but probably he’s coming back to Arsenal.”

Torreira has made just 17 appearances for Atletico Madrid and has scored and assisted only once.

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