Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira admits life was 'better in Italy' amid AC Milan transfer interest

LUCAS TORREIRA has thrown his Arsenal future into doubt by admitting he misses Italy and is fed up with the weather in England.

Torreira made a huge impact on his arrival at the Emirates last summer after a £26million move from Sampdoria – but his form tailed off badly in the second half of the season.

AC Milan have been linked with a bid to take the 23-year-old back to Serie A after his former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampolo took over as manager at the San Siro.

And Torreira has done little to quash the speculation he could be keen on a move away from Arsenal after just a year with the club.

Asked how he enjoyed life in England in an interview with Uruguay title Ovacion he said: "I don’t know if there are many things that I enjoy.

"I think it was better in Italy. England is a totally different world, a very large country.


"The language [barrier] has stopped me, to be able to relate with my team-mates and with the people. It is very difficult when you can’t have dialogue.

"And so is the climate. You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you arrive late to your home and it is cloudy.

"It is strange a little bit, the sun, the more of us that we are here and we are accustomed to having always or almost always the sun. But as the years pass, I’m going to be adapting."

Torreira's form tailed off as the season progressed amd he struggled to adapt to the demands of the Premier League game.

The midfielder is currently in Brazil preparing Uruguay's challenge for the Copa America, with their first game against Ecuador on Sunday.

He added: "I had to get used to playing every three days, which is very hard. There were many more matches.

"But for me, the balance was positive and I am satisfied and happy with what I did in the year."

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