According to Italian publication La Nazione, Fiorentina are keen to take Lucas Torreira on loan in the second half of the season if Atletico Madrid calls time on his spell at the Wanda Metropolitano this month.
The Uruguayan moved to the Spanish capital in October but rumours surfaced pretty quickly that Diego Simeone isn’t a huge fan of the Uruguayan.
Torreira has featured 11 times for Atletico this season but completed 90 minutes just twice. His total of 322 minutes has been pretty measly and speculation has mounted that he could be sent back to the Emirates.
Asked about the situation last month, Mikel Arteta admitted Edu was trying to find a solution. Having worked so hard to shift players in the summer, it’s clear we don’t want him back so it makes sense to find another suitor.
Fiorentina met with Torreira’s representatives in August and were in pole position to seal a deal before Atletico turned the player’s head. Having already played for Sampdoria and Pescara, the midfielder is no stranger to Italian football and could be open to returning with a view to getting his career back on track.
He may not be short of offers, Torino, AC Milan and AS Roma have also sniffed about in the past.