Edu reveals Arsenal are considering ending Lucas Torreira’s loan with Atletico Madrid


Edu says Arsenal are exploring their options with Lucas Torreira (Getty)

Arsenal’s technical director Edu has warned Atletico Madrid that Lucas Torreira’s loan deal could be terminated if the midfielder indicates that he is unhappy.

The Uruguay international has started just two games for Atletico in La Liga this season and has struggled to secure a regular role under Diego Simeone.

The Gunners are now considering ending Torreira’s loan, with reports claiming that they are unhappy with Atletico over their handling of the midfielder.

Valencia are understood to have opened talks with Arsenal over a potential loan deal for the 24-year-old for the remainder of the season.

And Edu admits Arsenal will look for Torreira to change clubs if he is not happy with his current situation at Atletico.

‘The situation is very simple. Arsenal are concerned about Torreira, his happiness, that he plays and that he is well,’ Edu told AS.

Lucas Torreira has started just two La Liga games for Atletico Madrid this season (Getty)

‘We want to know about him how he feels and, later, of course, know what Atletico thinks.

‘For us, Lucas and his happiness is what’s more important.

‘If everyone is happy, we will continue like this, if Lucas is not well, we will look for a change because there are many teams that are calling me to ask about the player’s situation.’

Speaking earlier this month, Mikel Arteta suggested that Torreira’s desire is to force his way into Simeone’s plans at Atletico.

‘I have had some conversations with Lucas,’ said Arteta.

‘He started the loan period really well, now he’s lacking game-time. It can happen, the team is doing exceptionally well.

‘They are first in the Spanish La Liga so when a team is winning it can be difficult to get in the line-up.

‘But it’s a long season, I know Lucas’ character, he’s going to try to keep going and pushing. Let’s see what happens with him.’

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