Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira, who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, has made it clear that he would like to join Boca Juniors next season.
In a recent interview with ESPN, the 25-year-old discussed his decision to want to play for the South American outfit. Torreira touched on not going alone and trying to convince a compatriot to join him in Buenos Aires.
Over the last couple of months, Boca Juniors have been closely linked with a move for United’s Cavani. The 33-year-old is thought to have held talks with United’s hierarchy this week with a decision on his future to follow, but Torreira is in his international team-mate’s ear about moving back to South America.
“I talk a lot with Edi, he’s a great guy. He has communicated a lot with me, and we talk about everything a little; although we do not talk about football, I hope I can come and share a team with him. He and I are similar in the sense that we want to be close to family. We have a nice relationship; I appreciate him,” Torreira said.
“I do not know what his situation is with Manchester United, he has expressed his desire to be close to his family, but I do not know much more. Hopefully, there will be the possibility of sharing a team and even more being in Boca, which would be something very nice.”
United will need to sign a centre-forward if Cavani leaves in the summer, but maybe it should be part of the agenda anyway because at his age we are only going to get one more year maximum before he jets back to South America.
That could even happen this summer. Between Luis Cavani (the player’s father) and Torreira, there are plenty of people in Cavani’s ear about moving to Boca it seems.