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Arsenal loanee wins 2nd Player of the Month award in 3 months

Arsenal loanee wins 2nd Player of the Month award in 3 months


Lucas Torreira of ACF Fiorentina reacts during the Serie A 2021/2022 football match between ACF Fiorentina and FC Internazionale at Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence Italy, September 21st, 2021. Photo Andrea Staccioli / Insidefoto
Lucas Torreira of ACF Fiorentina reacts during the Serie A 2021/2022 football match between ACF Fiorentina and FC Internazionale at Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence Italy, September 21st, 2021. Photo Andrea Staccioli / Insidefoto

Lucas Torreira confirmed on Thursday that he’d won Fiorentina’s Player of the Month award for March, thanking the fans and adding “it is very nice to receive this recognition and it makes me want to keep fighting to defend these colours”.

It’s hardly surprising the Fiorentina fans voted Torreira for March. The midfielder scored the winning goal against Bologna and Fiorentina’s only goal against Inter Milan in a 1-1 draw.

Given the Serie A side only scored three goals in four March fixtures in total, and considering Torreira isn’t exactly in the team for his goalscoring prowess, it was a very impactful month for him.

Torreira also won the same award in January, so he’s evidently a popular figure in Florence at the moment.

Udinese Calcio v ACF Fiorentina - Serie A Lucas Torreira ACF Fiorentina during the Italian football Serie A match Udinese Calcio vs ACF Fiorentina on September 26, 2021 at the Friuli - Dacia Arena stadium in Udine, Italy Udine Italy livemedia-udinesec210926_npwy0 Copyright: Reporter Sportivo
Udinese Calcio v ACF Fiorentina – Serie A Lucas Torreira ACF Fiorentina during the Italian football Serie A match Udinese Calcio vs ACF Fiorentina on September 26, 2021. Copyright: Reporter Sportivo

Reports suggest Lucas Torreira is set to join Fiorentina permanently this summer, with Arsenal and Fiorentina in talks over a deal.

Torreira has a €15m option to buy in his contract, and with his positive recent form, speculation is growing over what happens next.

“My agent met with the Fiorentina people last week,” Torreira said in March. “I’m very happy in Florence because I can feel the trust of the club and the manager.

“Today I belong to Arsenal, and I need to evaluate many things, but I’m very happy here.”

Fabrizio Romano also recently reported that Fiorentina are hoping to sign Torreira on a permanent deal, and talks are underway to reach an agreement with Arsenal.

Various Italian outlets have suggested that Fiorentina are looking for a discount on their €15m buy option. With Torreira winning multiple Player of the Month awards in 2022 already, it’s hard to see how they’d justify that.





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