Lucas Torreira wants to go back to Fiorentina this summer (Getty)
Lucas Torreira has told Arsenal that he wants to return to Fiorentina this summer.
The Uruguay international has just spent the season on loan in Serie A and established himself 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 the €15 million (£12.6m) right-to-buy option.
Fiorentina’s president Rocco Commisso subsequently hit back at Bentancur’s suggestion that the Serie A club are to blame for a permanent deal not yet materialising.
Torreira, meanwhile, has now made it clear that he wants Fiorentina to reach an agreement with Arsenal.
‘My intention is to stay at Fiorentina,’ Torreira told FanPage in Italy.
Lucas Torreira thrived during his loan spell with Fiorentina this season (NurPhoto via Getty)
‘But it will be necessary for the club to find an agreement with Arsenal. I’m perfectly fine in Florence. In am fine in Italy.
‘It was a very positive year, even if we failed to qualify for Europa League.
‘Perhaps, we deserved something more, but in the end, when you lose games, it means that you did not do everything you could. Sometimes, you must accept that opponents may be superior. Much credit goes to the coach, who made me feel important to the team.
‘Personally, I felt very loved by the teammates and fans, and when you have confidence in your means and feel trust from people around you, everything goes for the best. All these conditions helped me make it to the top and reach my record for goals in a season.’
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