Lucas Torreira has left Arsenal to join Fiorentina on loan for the season although he is unlikely to return.

Lucas Torreira, via Fiorentina
Lucas Torreira, via Fiorentina

Fiorentina have confirmed that they have signed Lucas Torreira on a season-long loan from Arsenal:

With the rumours of a transfer to Fiorentina in full swing, Lucas Torreira effectively confirmed them himself by posting a picture on a plane bound for Italy on his Instagram story. According to Sky Sports, Torreira was undergoing his medical assessment on Tuesday.

Lucas Torreira on a plane leaving for Italy (Photo via Torreira on his Instagram story)
Lucas Torreira on a plane leaving for Italy (Photo via Torreira on his Instagram story)

A simple statement on the Fiorentina site read, “ACF Fiorentina is delighted to announce the signing of Lucas Torreira on loan with an option to purchase from Arsenal Football Club.

“The Uruguay international – born in Fray Bentos on 11 February 1996 – spent last season at Atletico Madrid, helping the club win La Liga.

“Torreira has 31 Uruguay caps to his name and recently played for his country in the Copa America.

“The midfielder will wear the No.18 shirt at Fiorentina.Video: Le visite, la firma e le prime parole di Lucas Torreira.”