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Arsenal star’s agent makes claim on the player’s future

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The agent of Arsenal loanee Lucas Torreira has clarified recent rumors that have surrounded his client’s future on loan with Atletico Madrid.

Lucas Torreira’s agent has moved to dismiss speculation that his client could return to Arsenal early after struggles for game time at Atletico Madrid.

The Uruguayan initially excelled in La Liga and there were even reports he could sign for Los Rojiblancos permanently come to the end of the season.

Things took a different turn real quick. Since testing positive for coronavirus in November, Torreira has found it tough to get back into Diego Simeone’s team.

Recent reports have even claimed that Atletico could terminate his loan deal in January after he has failed to impress of late.

Simeone tends to use Koke, Saul and Marcos Llorente in a midfield three while Torreira has had to settle for a place on the bench.

However, his agent, Pablo Betancur, claims his client is happy in Madrid and is still adapting to his new surroundings.

Betancur told Gianluca di Marzio: “Lucas is calm and happy and has nothing in his mind beyond continuing with Atletico. He is finishing his process of adaptation [to the team and La Liga].”

Mikel Arteta also addressed the rumours on Torreira at a pre-match press conference but the Arsenal boss remained coy on the issue.

Arteta said: “Edu has been dealing with that situation, but again, when the market opens and we have the possibility to bring players in and get players out, whatever we have to do, we will discuss it.”

Asked whether that meant Torreira was coming back to Arsenal in January, Arteta replied: “I cannot comment on that at the moment.”