After Torreira recently came out and said that he doesn’t want to play in Europe anymore and would like to move to Boca Juniors after his mother recently passed away, Watts had this to say on the situation. (4.27)
He said: “It’s going to be an interesting one to see how they try and handle this situation.
“On one hand, yes, they like Lucas Torreira, they’ll want to do all they can to facilitate a move away so that he’s happy, they’re not against selling Lucas, they would have sold him in the summer if they could, they couldn’t make that happen.
“They’ll be very open to selling him this summer.”
Since arriving in England, the 25-year-old, who is currently valued at £19.8 million, made 89 appearances for the Gunners across all competitions in which he managed to score four goals and provide six assists in the process before joining Spanish side Atletico Madrid on a season-long loan deal back in October.
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TIF Thoughts on Charles Watts’ comments on Torreira and his future…
Taking into account Torreira’s wishes after his mother’s death and the fact that he is currently Atletico’s fourth-lowest rated player with a season rating of 6.35/10 for his performances in La Liga so far this season, perhaps it would be beneficial for all parties if Arsenal can work out a deal that would see the midfielder move to Boca Juniors if the Gunners can get a substantial transfer fee for him.