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Arsenal star pleads to leave in the summer as he hopes to fulfil fathers wish




Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has begged the club to agree to an exit to the Boca Juniors childhood club, with the defender stating his is done with European football according to reports.


Torreira has admitted it after the death of his mother, Viviana di Pascua, earlier this week. Viviana sadly passed away after a battle with Covid-19 following an outbreak in Fray Bentos, Uruguay.

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The 25-year-old is currently on loan at Atlético de Madrid from Arsenal, said he is dying to play for Boca Juniors, a club he has supported since childhood.


“It’s not violent emotion or a crazy decision for my mother. I’ve always said that I wanted to play for Boca. I’m dying to play for Boca and I’ve always said it. Not only for my moment. If not now, in June.” he told ESPN.

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“The night my mother died one of the first to receive the news was my agent. I don’t want to play in Europe anymore, I want to play for Boca.”

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Lucas Torreira of Arsenal looks on during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal FC at Villa Park on July 21, 2020 . (Photo by Rui Vieira/Pool via Getty Images)

His loan contract at Atlético expires at the end of this season and he is hopeful that an agreement can be reached that will allow him to join Boca.

“You have to stop the ball, it is not all of Europe. I want to be close to my home, my family.” said Torreira.


“My contract is with Arsenal and I’m on loan at Atleti but I want to go to Boca. I hope that the clubs agree. I haven’t had a good time personally for two years, without continuity.”

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“Arsenal hurt me and Atletico don’t play me as I want. I just want to play for Boca.” he added


“Nobody from Boca called, he sent me a shirt. And the day Boca stayed out with Santos, I sent him a message to encourage him.”


“I just want to play for Boca. I’ve already made the decision, I do it for my old man. He asked me and I’m going to do it.”