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Lucas Torreira close to Fiorentina move

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is close to a return to Italy and could join Serie A side Fiorentina on loan. The 25-year-old spent the last season on loan at Atletico Madrid but a permanent move wasn’t offered.

Football London now report that the Uruguayan has been training individually since returning to London last week and is keen to return to Italy.

According to the report, Fiorentina look the most likely side to sign the midfielder on loan for the season with an obligation to buy at the end of it.

Torreira has admitted to struggling since his move to London three years ago and was impacted directly by Covid-19 when his mother sadly passed away last year.

“A year ago I had been working with a psychologist in Spain because when in the second year at Arsenal I played very little,” Torreira told the Metro.

“It was hard for me to really assimilate it because my life depends on football and when I don’t play I have a very bad time, I am in a very bad mood and many things happen. That’s why I started with him and he was giving me a hand with that topic.

“When my mother’s thing happened, I wanted to stop playing soccer. I wanted to stay in Fray Bentos with my family. I had very little desire to go back to Spain because I had to stay alone there.

“Luckily one of my brothers left with me, but I wanted to be here, with my father, because he was the one who was suffering the most and the one who was hurt the most by this whole situation.

“He was always with my mother, they went everywhere together and today seeing him alone is a very hard blow that we find difficult to assimilate.

“And we try to be with him, to help him, accompany him and also hold him so that he does not fall.

“Because now we have to continue, for us, for him and because the most important reason to continue living is always going to be our mother.”