Lucas Torreira

Squad No. 5
Date of Birth February 11, 1996
Age 26
Height 166cm
Position Midfielder
Birthplace Fray Bentos
Previous Clubs Arsenal

Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua (born 11 February 1996) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Atlético Madrid, on loan from Arsenal, and the Uruguay national team.

Torreira started his youth football career at hometown club I.A. 18 de Julio of Fray Bentos. In 2013, he joined Montevideo Wanderers’ youth team before moving to Italy where he joined Pescara’s youth team.

On 10 July 2018, Torreira joined English club Arsenal for an undisclosed fee, believed to be around £26 million. Torreira was given the number 11 shirt, previously worn by Mesut Özil, who took the vacant number 10 following the departure of Jack Wilshere.

2020–21: Loan to Atlético Madrid
On 5 October 2020, Torreira joined Atlético Madrid on a season-long loan. On 17 October 2020, Torreira made his debut in a 2-0 win against Celta Vigo in the La Liga. On 31 October, he came off the bench and scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 win over Osasuna in the league.