In an interview a few days ago, Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancourt talked about some details of Torreira’s joining Atletico Madrid this summer, and revealed that Torreira had actually been close to joining Rome, Lazio and Fiorentina. Leila just wants to join Atletico Madrid.
He said: "Actually, the deal for Torreira was not easy, because Arsenal was fully introducing Thomas at the time, so it was not easy for Atletico to sign Torreira."
"And at that time Torreira had other potential next homes, such as Rome, Lazio and Fiorentina, among which Lazio could also participate in the Champions League. But Torrera's attitude was very clear. He only wanted to join Atletico and told us that we must let His idea came true."
"Of course, we serve the players at work. In the end, we were lucky, we successfully fulfilled his wish."
"Torella joined Atletico on loan. The loan is for a period of 1 year without a buyout clause. His future will depend on his performance. There is no buyout clause? Because Arsenal needs to pay Thomas' liquidated damages."