Joao Felix and Granit Xhaka react as Lucas Torreira seals Fiorentina loan
Joao Felix and Granit Xhaka were amongst the players to message Lucas Torreira on Instagram after Arsenal confirmed on Wednesday that the midfielder has joined Fiorentina on loan.
Torreira leaving the Gunners once again looks to have been on the cards for some time.
Of course, he spent last year with Atletico Madrid. And he had played no part in Mikel Arteta’s plans since his loan ended.
It was Fiorentina who have secured his signature. As reported by Fabrizio Romano, La Viola will pay £1.3 million as a loan fee.
They will also have the option to buy the Uruguayan for £13 million.
The good news for Arsenal is that Torreira’s exit could take up to £75,000-a-week off the club’s wage bill.
And the Gunners will be hoping that he does impress back in Serie A. Unfortunately, it appears that the writing is on the wall for Torreira at the Emirates.
Torreira has taken to Instagram to express his delight at making the move. He also thanked the club for bringing him to Florence…
And amongst those to reply were the likes of Xhaka, Emi Martinez and former Atletico teammate Joao Felix.
The trio all wished him well, with Felix simply responding with: ‘Come on baby’…
Best for all parties if Torreira shines with Fiorentina
It is a shame that Torreira was not able to kick on at Arsenal. Many fans seem baffled when Unai Emery stopped picking the 25-year-old during his tenure.
With Arteta also struggling to find a spot in the team for the combative midfielder, it does appear that he needs to find a permanent home elsewhere.
So everyone will be hoping that his spell with Fiorentina works out.