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No decision has been made on a Torreira’s future – claims Arteta

Thu 08 April 2021 | 11:29

Arsenal boss says the decision on Torreira’s future at the club is yet to be made, despite rumors of a possible summer move.

Lucas Torreira

, who moved to

Atletico Madrid

on a season-long loan deal from

Arsenal

, is rumored to be seeking a summer move to South America, due to his mother passing away.

Arsenal boss

Mikel Arteta

acknowledges Torreira’s feelings and his need to be with his family in this situation, but says decisions are yet to be made on the Uruguayan’s future.

“We have spoken to him and we know how difficult a time this is for him. He was really attached to his mom and he's really attached to his family,”

Arteta said.

“It's a hard time for him and emotionally there is a lot of thoughts that will go through his mind. When things are like that, it's not the moment to make decisions.

“I understand how he's feeling emotionally. He probably feels the need and responsibility to be closer to his family.

“But it's not the moment to make any decisions and it certainly is a decision that has to be made by different parties. Now, nothing is going to change. It's just an interview with some comments. Let's see what happens.

“We know that when you recruit a player from a foreign country, when they have that struggle sometimes to adapt to a new culture, a new language, a new way of doing things. This risk is there and then you have to be able to manage that risk and make the right decisions at the right time.”


source: SportMob