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Arsenal outcast Lucas Torreira wanted by Boca Juniors in summer transfer

BOCA JUNIORS are reportedly considering a bid for Arsenal exile Lucas Torreira.

The midfielder was sent on loan to Atletico Madrid last summer but has failed to make a lasting impression on the Spanish club.

Lucas Torreira has started only three league matches on loan at Atletico Madrid


Lucas Torreira has started only three league matches on loan at Atletico MadridCredit: Getty

Largely used as a substitute during Los Rojiblancos’ LaLiga title push, he is set for an uncertain summer while under contract at Arsenal for two more years.

One option emerging for Torreira is a return to South America with Boca Juniors.

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According to ESPN, the Argentine club are eyeing the 25-year-old amid their pursuit of a new defensive midfielder.

Torreira grew up in the Uruguayan town of Fray Bentos, next to the border with Argentina and only a few hours away from Boca’s home city of Buenos Aires.

He has previously described supporting Los Xeneizes and stated last year: “My love for Boca was born many years ago.

“We are a very footballing family and Uruguayans watch a lot of Argentine football, and I have been passionate about Boca from a very young age.”

Arsenal are set to continue their squad overhaul in the summer having already cut high-earning fringe players such as Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Following a busy January window, SunSport revealed the Gunners’ hopes of getting David Luiz and Matteo Guendouzi off the wage bill as well as Torreira.

A host of clubs including Lazio, Fiorentina and Monaco are said to be interested in signing the player.

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Boca are also reportedly seeking a striker in the summer and have been linked with Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani.

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