Boca Juniors president Jorge Amor Ameal is very pleased that Lucas Torreira wants to leave Arsenal and join them this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 29: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal shoots at goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Lucas Torreira of Arsenal shoots at goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Chelsea FC at Emirates Stadium on December 29, 2019, in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Despite the rumours this week that Arsenal are unlikely to let Lucas Torreira return to Atletico Madrid next season, a departure from the club seems inevitable this summer.

Torreira’s father Ricardo has been speaking to the media this week about his son’s future, suggesting Lucas is expecting to leave Arsenal for one club or another. At the time, Ricardo hinted that a transfer to Boca Juniors (Lucas’ dream move) was unrealistic.

But the Boca Juniors president isn’t saying anything to rule out the possibility. Speaking to the media, he admitted he’s glad Torreira is so keen to join.

“It makes me very happy that they want to come,” Ameal told Radio Colonia (via Sport Witness). “Now we have to focus on our squad, on the objectives we have and, when I finish this stage, it’ll be seen to. Roman talks every day with everyone.”

‘Roman’ is Boca vice-president Juan Roman Riquelme, seemingly in charge of sorting out their transfer business for the summer.

All the same, the move to Boca Juniors seems like a long shot. Reports suggest they just don’t have the money for a £15m bid, which is what Arsenal are apparently asking for.

Torreira is 25 with a couple of years left on his contract with the Gunners. He’s not the kind of player the club can afford to just give away. Ideally, he’ll get a good offer from elsewhere that can keep all parties happy this summer.

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