Arsenal star Lucas Torreira reveals ‘dream’ to play for Boca Juniors

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Arsenal star Lucas Torreira reveals ‘dream’ to play for Boca Juniors Arsenal ace Lucas Torreira ‘dreams’ of playing for Boca Juniors in the future (Picture: Getty)Arsenal star Lucas Torreira has admitted that he has always ‘dreamed’ of playing for Boca Juniors.Torreira, 23, who completed a move from Sampdoria to Arsenal for a fee of around £26 million last summer, has quickly become a fan favourite at the Emirates after an impressive debut campaign under Unai Emery.The Uruguay international will be hoping for a start in the Europa League final against Chelsea on May 29 after making eight appearances in the competition since the start of the season.Though Torreira has no plans to leave Arsenal anytime soon, he has revealed his ambition to join Boca at some stage of his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe midfielder has supported the Argentinian club since childhood and even traveled to Madrid to watch them lose to River Plate in the Copa Libertadores final back in December.‘One day, I want to play for Boca and wear their shirt,’ he told Fox Sports.‘It’s a dream I have had since I was a little kid. It’s no secret, my family and friends know that. Torreira has had an impressive debut season for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I was with several friends [at the Copa Libertadores final. I did not think I was going to suffer so much, I lived it with a lot of nerves.‘It was not as we wanted, but reaching the final is not for anyone. It was a nice show because I had never had the chance to see Boca.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesAsked about Torreira’s comments, Boca sporting director Nicolas Burdisso replied: ‘Torreira? It is lovely to hear him talk about the club with such affection but he’s just moved to Arsenal and signing him now is impossible.‘It is one of those cases where the player has to make the first move.‘We will wait for the right moment.’MORE: Gareth Bale denied Real Madrid farewell after one final snub from Zinedine Zidane Metro Sport ReporterSunday 19 May 2019 2:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Commentlast_img read more

Bolt makes debut with Australian soccer team on Friday

first_imgUsain Bolt is set to make his debut for the soccer team Central Coast Mariners in Australia when they face an amateur side in a pre-season friendly on Friday. The 31 year-old Jamaican eight-time Olympic sprint champion, joined the Australian A-League side for an “indefinite training period” earlier this month.The 11-time world sprint champion has been playing as a left winger in training but said he still needs to “get up to pace” with the stop-start nature of football matches. “Because I’m not used to picking up speed, going back down, up and down, up and down, back and forth, that’s the most challenging,” he said. Bolt, who retired from athletics in 2017, has previously trained with Borussia Dortmund, South African club Mamelodi Sundowns and Norway’s Stromsgodset.last_img read more