Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has given the green light for a summer transfer to Fiorentina following his current loan, according to a report.
The Uruguayan left the gunmen the October deadline for Atlético de Madrid, with Thomas Partey in the other direction.
However, he has fought for match action and has only played 11 times in LaLiga this season. In fact, he has only managed a 90-minute period since joining in the middle of the charge for the Atletico LaLiga title.
Speculation surfaced in the January window that could make a premature return to North London. But even though the 24-year-old is staying, he reportedly has plans for his next permanent move.
Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness) claims Torreira has given the green light to return to Italy in the summer.
Furthermore, his move will be part of Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso’s plan to invest in a world-class player in every part of his team.
While the club director only has ideas about defenders and attackers, he has identified Torreira as the midfielder of his dreams.
Commisso and Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli have also drawn up a detailed plan for the player.
They want me to form a partnership with Sofyan Amrabat, who has become a vital part of the team. The 24-year-old signed a loan with Hellas Verona last season, but has made his mark on the team this season.
Meanwhile, Torreira has Serie A experience after playing for Sampdoria early in his career.
In any case, it seems unlikely that it is part of Mikel Artetalong-term plan in North London.
Torreira could be part of the cleaning
However, the midfielder may end up being one of several Arsenal players to leave in the summer.
Reports claim that the Gunners are planning to let another four players leave, after the January exodus.
According to The Sun, the top two will be forward Alexandre Lacazette and defender David Luiz.