Arsenal fans were excited when Lucas Torreira joined the club in 2018, having seen him impress for Uruguay at the World Cup in Russia.
The Gunners splashed £26million to sign Torreira from Sampdoria, and whilst he showed promise in his first season at the club, he now finds himself in a strange situation.
Mikel Arteta didn’t really fancy him, and sent him out on loan to Atletico Madrid, where he has failed to really convince Diego Simeone.
There has been talk of Arsenal recalling Torreira to then immediately send him out on loan again – but one potential destination appears to have been ruled out.
Torreira’s former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo was keen to reunite at Torino, but the Italian lost his job as their manager earlier this week.
Torino Granata now report that Torreira is ‘no longer a goal’ for Torino in this transfer window because Giampaolo has gone.
New boss Davide Nicola will ask for new signings, but Torreira isn’t expected to be one of them now a reunion with Giampaolo is off the table.
Who knows what the future holds for Torreira, but it seems like neither Arsenal nor Atletico Madrid are particularly keen on him right now – and now an escape to Torino won’t happen either.