Arsenal’s Lucas Torreira has revealed his dream of playing for Boca Juniors.
The Uruguay international signed for Arsenal from Italian side Sampdoria last summer, quickly establishing himself as favourite at the Emirates after an impressive debut season in North London.
Though Torreira has no immediate plans to leave the club, the 23-year-old admits his future ambition is to play for Boca having supported the Argentine side since childhood.
“One day, I want to play for Boca and wear their shirt,” he told Fox Sports.
“It’s a dream I have had since I was a little kid. It’s no secret, my family and friends know that.
“I was with several friends [at the Copa Libertadores final]. I did not think I was going to suffer so much, I lived it with a lot of nerves.
“It was not as we wanted, but reaching the final is not for anyone. It was a nice show because I had never had the chance to see Boca.”
Boca sporting director Nicolas Burdisso reacted positively to Torreira’s comments, though suggested a move for the midfielder now is ‘impossible’.
Burdisso admitted the club would be interested in signing Torreira in the future, saying Boca would ‘wait for the right moment’ to sign the player.
“It is lovely to hear him talk about the club with such affection but he’s just moved to Arsenal and signing him now is impossible,” Burdisso said.
“It is one of those cases where the player has to make the first move.
“We will wait for the right moment.”
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