Lucas Torreira has told Arsenal he wants to leave after just one season at the Emirates Stadium, according to Italian outlet Sport Italia, via Calcio Mercato.
AC Milan are apparently Torreira’s first-choice destination, but they must overcome financial complications in order to make the deal happen.
The report says 35 million euros (£31.2 million) would be enough to get the deal done, representing a small profit for Arsenal but also the loss of one of the few players Unai Emery has actually brought to the club.
On Twitter, many Arsenal fans were panicking over the report and do not want Torreira to leave the club during a summer that is so important in terms of helping Emery get the team back to where they need to be.
They have clearly been impressed by Torreira, the energy and industry he has already shown in his brief Arsenal spell, and don’t want to see him return to Serie A so soon…
I mean, if they will sell him under 60, I will just refuse to watch any game…
— Zsombor Fehér (@ZsomborFeher) June 24, 2019
This cannot be true…
— Just_mwinyi (@mwinyi_12) June 24, 2019
Devastating if true.
— oreoluwa (@orebademosi) June 24, 2019
Give it 5 years and we will be fighting the relegation battle. This club is on a downhill spiral
— Jags29 (@Jags_29) June 24, 2019
Small club mentality
— JakeyT (@jakeyt_taylor) June 24, 2019
Great way to start the week…
— John Simatovich (@RealJohnboy01) June 24, 2019
This would be a monumental mistake if it's true :/ one of our best players last season
— Michael Powell (@KAPOWELLED) June 24, 2019
— Dαи Eνeяıтт (@DanEveritt69) June 24, 2019
Lose Torreira and probably won’t get the right players in. Enough problems as it is🤷♂️my club …😕
— Chris Nugent 14 (@chrisnugent14) June 24, 2019