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'I want to go': 25-year-old Arsenal man urges club to let him go on loan move abroad

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has revealed that he wants to move to Boca Juniors and that he is confident the clubs can reach an agreement on a one-year loan deal.

Speaking to Perfil Bulos, as translated by Goal, the 25-year-old Uruguayan midfielder admitted that he is eager to move to the South American giants following the tragic passing of his mother at the beginning of the month, with Torreira stating in an emotional interview with ESPN Argentina that he wanted to leave Europe for South America to be closer to his family.

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Torreira is currently out on loan with Atletico Madrid after failing to nail down a starting XI spot in the Arsenal team following the appointment of Mikel Arteta in late 2019, and whilst the midfielder has become a fan favourite during his time in north London, it is now clear that the Uruguayan has his heart set on returning to South America.

The Arsenal man said when asked about his desire to join Boca: “I want to go to Boca Juniors now. I am 25-years-old and I know it’s a club that plays for great targets. I’d like to make the fans happy but I know it’s not easy. Boca should reach an agreement with Arsenal for a one-year loan.”

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With a permanent deal unlikely to happen given the financial effect the pandemic has had on world football, a loan move to Boca Juniors is likely on the cards for Torreira should Arsenal be able to settle on an agreement with the South American giants, and the Gunners will seemingly be keen to conduct business.

As well as the human factor of allowing a player to return to his homeland in the event of a personal tragedy, Arsenal’s midfield is likely to undergo some changes in the summer window.

What will happen to Dani Ceballos is still unclear, and the futures of Joe Willock, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Matteo Guendouzi will also have to be decided once they too return from their respective loan spells, and allowing Torreira a simple loan move back to South America will ease matters for the backroom staff to focus on other players in the team.

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