Lucas Torreira and Atletico Madrid were crowned champions of La Liga this weekend, concluding his loan spell away from Arsenal.
Though he didn’t feature in their final game of the season, Lucas Torreira was celebrating at the end of Atletico Madrid’s win over Valladolid on Saturday, which secured them the league title by a two-point margin.
The match was Atletico’s last of the campaign in all competitions, bringing to an end Torreira’s one-year loan spell. Overall, he made 26 appearances.
That total is a bit misleading, as 21 of those appearances were from the bench. In terms of minutes, Torreira played 722, which equates to around eight matches.
Still, the Uruguay international played his role for Diego Simeone’s side, and he’ll return to North London with a winners’ medal. After the game, Torreira wore a shirt to dedicate the achievement to his late mother (which you can see pictured above).
He wrote on Instagram: “Mami, we are champions. I hope you are enjoying this beautiful moment. You are always with us, gordita.”
As mentioned, Torreira will now return to Arsenal, with Atletico seemingly having no plans to sign him on a longer-term basis, and Arsenal not keen to allow him back anyway.
The expectation is that the 25-year-old will leave the Gunners anyway. It’s just a matter of finding the right club, with a couple of sides around Europe already expressing an interest.