Lucas Torreira bid an emotional farewell to Fiorentina after confirming that he wouldn’t be switching to the Serie A facet on a everlasting deal.
Torreira reignited his profession on mortgage with Fiorentina after falling out of favour underneath Mikel Arteta on the Emirates and serving to them qualify for the Europa Convention League qualifiers.
The Uruguayan – who has 12 months remaining on his Gunners deal – had reportedly agreed to private phrases, earlier than the switch collapsed over the beforehand agreed-upon payment.
It’s nonetheless attainable that Torreira will transfer on from the Emirates this summer season, however the vacation spot will not be Fiorentina.
“Pricey Fiorentina followers, sadly, the time has come to say goodbye. It’s with nice unhappiness that my bond with Fiorentina is ended. A membership that gave me a lot love and assist for all this time,” Torreira wrote on Instagram.
“From the beginning, you made me really feel at residence. I found a marvellous metropolis that was all the time variety to me, each on and off the sphere. Because of your belief, I used to be in a position to rediscover the consistency and kind I wished.
“I owe that to my teammates and all of the followers who gave me vitality recreation after recreation. I need you to know that I all the time gave the whole lot on the pitch for these colors. A particular thanks to the employees of the membership: cooks, managers, physiotherapists, managers and safety.
“I need you to know that I did my absolute best to proceed being a part of this membership, however sadly some – performing in my opinion in a destructive style – managed to stop that from occurring, so because of this I need to depart.
“I want you all the perfect for the longer term. You’ll have one other fan applauding from wherever it’s I’ll go. Forza Viola, Lucas Torreira.”
Torreira scored 5 targets and supplied two assists in 31 Serie A video games for seventh-placed Fiorentina and was anticipated to finish a everlasting transfer to the Italian facet this summer season.