Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has landed in Madrid ahead of his anticipated season long move to La Liga campaigners Atletico Madrid.
— El Transistor (@ElTransistorOC) October 2, 2020
The former Sampdoria star has been heavily linked with an exit from the Emirates Stadium after slipping down the pecking order following Mikel Arteta’s arrival in December 2019.
Lucas Torreira’s Arsenal career is all-but over as he closes in on a loan move to Atletico Madrid pic.twitter.com/Y2SYuIq4Yu
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) October 3, 2020
According to reports from Spanish radio station Onda Cero, the Uruguayan international will undergo a medical tomorrow before penning a 12-month deal at the Wanda Metropolitano.
The deal does not include a purchase option for Torreira, with Diego Simeone only looking to fill midfield gap for the heavily congested 2020-21 season.
📊 Lucas Torreira’s performance at Arsenal:
👕 89 matches
⚽ 4 goals
🎯 6 assists
🏆 1 FA Cup
👏 Thank you for everything, Lucas! pic.twitter.com/aaTOJzSXX6
— The Arsenal Review (@thearsreview) October 2, 2020
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Torreira is then expected to fly directly from Madrid to Montevideo and join up with Oscar Tabarez’s Uruguay squad for their 2022 World Cup qualification double header against Chile and Ecuador.
New Atletico Madrid teammate Luis Suarez has also been named in the 23-man squad, alongside fellow La Liga stars Ronald Araujo, Damian Suarez, Federico Valverde, Mauro Arambarri and Maxi Gomez.