Lucas Torreira names Arsenal his preferred move after Fiorentina’s rejected offer | Soccer

Lucas Torreira wants to return to Fiorentina this summer

Lucas Torreira wants to return to Fiorentina this summer (Getty)

Lucas Torreira has told Arsenal he wants to return to Fiorentina this summer.

The Uruguay international has just completed the season on loan in Serie A and has established himself as a key player in Fiorentina’s midfield.

But earlier this month, Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur claimed Arsenal have rejected Fiorentina’s attempt to lower their €15m (£12.6m) purchase option.

Fiorentina president Rocco Commisso then hit back at Bentancur’s suggestion that the Serie A club were responsible for a permanent deal that had yet to materialise.

Torreira, meanwhile, has made it clear he wants Fiorentina to reach an agreement with Arsenal.

“My intention is to stay at Fiorentina,” Torreira told FanPage in Italy.

Lucas Torreira blossomed during his loan spell at Fiorentina this season

Lucas Torreira thrived while on loan at Fiorentina this season (NurPhoto via Getty)

“But it will be necessary for the club to find an agreement Arsenal. I’m fine in Florence. In Italy I’m fine.

“It was a very positive year, even though we didn’t qualify for the Europa League.

“Maybe we deserved a little more but in the end if you lose games it means you haven’t done everything you could. Sometimes you have to accept that opponents can be superior. Kudos to the coach who made me feel important to the team.

“Personally, I have felt loved by my teammates and fans a lot and when you have confidence in your means and feel the trust of those around you, everything goes for the best. All of these conditions helped me make it to the top and equal my record for goals in a single season.

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