Lucas Torreira outlines "dream" transfer amid Arsenal exit speculation

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has opened up on his future plans amid speculation that he will leave the Emirates Stadium this summer.

Torreira joined the Gunners from Sampdoria in a £26million deal in 2018 and was a mainstay in the starting lineup under previous boss Unai Emery.

However, the Uruguay international slipped down the pecking order under Emery's replacement Mikel Arteta and was benched in Arsenal's last three Premier League games.

And while Torreira's agent claims he would favour a move back to Italy, the 24-year-old admits he would also love to play for his boyhood club in South America – Boca Juniors.

"I imagine a Copa Libertadores night at the Bombonera wearing Boca’s shirt, of course," he told Fox Sports Argentina .

"Right now my head is in Europe and I was to stay for a while, but I have that desire and dream to go [to Boca] – and not just to retire, but to compete and feel what the Boca world is."

Though he is Uruguayan, Torreira explained why he and many of his countrymen support Argentinian clubs.

He added: "My family is big soccer fans and we Uruguayans watch a lot of Argentine football.

"It is one of the most important in South America, very passionate, so from a very young age this affection, this love for Boca was born.

"I had to go to the Madrid final [where River Plate beat Boca in 2018] and when the game ended I thought I wasn’t going to be so mad but I was very sad, for the defeat and for how the game had been.

"It was the time I got to see Boca as a fan. It is true that I have great affection for the club and hopefully it will be forever. In Fray Bentos, I have many friends who are fans of Boca.

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