The daddy of an Arsenal participant in search of to depart the Emirates has outlined the place he sees his son taking part in if his first-choice transfer doesn’t materialise.
Arsenal have been dealt a blow in early April when midfielder Lucas Torreira introduced his want to go away North London in an emotional plea. The Uruguayan suffered a bereavement after the loss of his mother. As such, Torreira revealed his intention to return to his native South America as soon as his mortgage spell with Atletico Madrid concludes.
A swap to Argentine giants Boca Juniors was reported to be his primary precedence. However, the issue of finances remains a difficult one to overcome.
Arsenal would reportedly want to promote on a everlasting deal for a price within the area of £15m.
That quantity could also be out of attain for Boca, who would like to take him on mortgage. Including to the issues, that might not be excellent for Arsenal with Torreira solely beneath contract for one more two years.
However, TyC noted Arsenal will allow Torreira to join Boca on loan as long as the Argentine side pay €1m up front. Moreover, they’re prepared to subsidise a few of his wages.
Since that point, updates on the state of affairs have been briefly provide, till now.
As an alternative, Ricardo has cited choices in Italy and France that could possibly be explored ought to the South American dream fall flat.
“The arrival of Lucas to Boca shall be fairly troublesome, there hasn’t been motion in that state of affairs,” stated Ricardo Torreira. “It occurred solely from a want, we generated an inconvenience to Boca.
“I don’t know if Boca are ready to face what Arsenal will ask for Lucas’s mortgage. I don’t know. Absolutely, I don’t suppose Lucas will play for Arsenal this yr. If it’s not Boca, his future shall be Italy or France.
“We’re left with the need, as an alternative of producing pleasure we generate an inconvenience to Boca’s management.”
Leno implores Arsenal to signal “ankle biter”
In the meantime, Bernd Leno needs Arsenal to grow to be “nastier” and has claimed they could must an indication an “ankle biter”.
It has been an underwhelming season for Arsenal within the Premier League. They appeared to be on the correct path after they gained two trophies over the summer time, however have struggled to construct from there since.
Goalkeeper Leno has come beneath some scrutiny himself in latest weeks. However he stays looking forward to Arsenal to enhance.
One side he thinks they should develop particularly is their toughness. As such, he has referred to as for them to signal somebody to “take out” opposition gamers.
“We’ve to be a nastier crew,” Leno instructed Sport Bild (as quoted by the Metro). “All of us take to each other, however we are sometimes too good on the pitch.
“Maybe we’re lacking a correct ankle biter, somebody who can take out opponents in video games.”