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Report: Three of Italy's top six clubs battling to sign 'incredible' Arsenal man

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Three of Italy’s top six clubs are set to battle it out in the summer to sign Arsenal star Lucas Torreira, according to a report from CalcioMercato.it.

The Uruguayan was an instant fan favourite when he arrived at the Emirates in 2018. He had a fantastic debut season, but some of Unai Emery’s decisions in the following campaign seriously dented his confidence.

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Torreira was forced to play a more advanced role instead of featuring in his natural number six position. His performances weren’t great higher up the pitch, and that brought out rumours saying he was unhappy at the Emirates.

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Emery faced the sack soon after and Mikel Arteta came in. The Arsenal boss never really fancied Torreira in his system. He barely played under him last season, and he was sent out on loan to Atletico Madrid at the start of this campaign.

It is very likely that Torreira will be sold this summer. The fact that he isn’t playing regularly at Atleti means that a permanent move to the Spanish capital is no longer an option, but the Uruguayan isn’t short of offers from elsewhere.

Three Italian clubs want to sign Torreira

The report claims that Italian top-six giants AC Milan, AS Roma and Inter are all interested in signing the Arsenal midfielder in the summer transfer window.

Torreira knows the Serie A very well. He was a star there with Sampdoria before he joined us and there is no reason why he can’t return to Italy and become one of the best midfielders there next season.

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Arsenal Insider’s view:

Irrespective of what people say, Torreira is still good enough to play for Arsenal.

The Uruguayan is more than capable of holding his own against the best sides in the Premier League, but with Granit Xhaka and Thomas Partey available, he will not be the first choice at the Emirates.

That makes a permanent move away the best thing for all parties involved. Labelled as ‘incredible’ by Arsenal teammate Bernd Leno (Goal), Torreira will go on to have a fine career at the top level, but sadly, it doesn’t look like it will be with us.

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