Lucas Torreira will push for Arsenal exit this summer even if Boca Juniors move fails, claims father

Lucas Torreira is keen to join Boca Juniors
Lucas Torreira is keen to join Boca Juniors (Getty)

Lucas Torreira’s father, Ricardo, believes the midfielder will push for a move away from Arsenal this summer even if he is unable to join Boca Juniors.

Torreira is currently spending the season on loan at Atletico Madrid but the Uruguay international has been unable to secure a regular role under Diego Simeone.

Earlier this month, Torreira admitted that he is keen on a move to Boca and hopes Arsenal will allow him to join the Argentine club on loan.

But Torreira’s father admits that the cost of the deal could prove to be too much for Boca.

‘The arrival of Lucas Torreira to Boca will be quite difficult, there hasn’t been a movement of the situation,’ Ricardo Torreira told Show de Boca.

‘It happened only from a wish, we generated an inconvenience to Boca.

Lucas Torreira has struggled to secure a regular role during his loan spell with Atletico Madrid
Lucas Torreira has struggled to secure a regular role during his loan spell with Atletico Madrid (Getty)

‘Probably, I don’t know if Boca are in a position to face what Arsenal will ask for Lucas’s loan. I don’t know… maybe for that money he can get a number 5 in South America.

‘Surely, I do not think Lucas will play for Arsenal this year.

‘If it’s not Boca, his destiny will be Italy or France.

‘We are left with the desire, instead of generating joy we generate an inconvenience to Boca’s leadership.’

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