Lucas Torreira’s future at Arsenal looks in doubt after the midfielder suggested his life ‘was better in Italy’.
The diminutive Uruguayan joined the Gunners last summer from Sampdoria for £26million and has been a hit with the Emirates faithful.
However, the 22-year-old’s latest comments have prompted talk of a swift return to Serie A.
Torreira told Uruguayan Outlet Ovacion:
‘I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy (in England). I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country.
‘The language [barrier] has stopped me, to be able to relate with my team-mates and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue.’
Torreira impressed in his debut season at Arsenal, making over 50 appearances in all competitions as well as helping the Gunners reach the Europa League final.
Torreira’s former manager at Sampdoria, Marco Giampaolo, is believed to be close to succeeding Gennaro Gattuso at AC Milan, who are thought to be keen on the tireless midfielder.
Should Giampaolo take charge of Milan, it would come to know surprise if the San Siro club enquire about Torreira’s availability, especially after the player’s latest comments about a possible return to Italy.