Arsenal midfielder Torreira struggling to adapt to life in England

Arsenal midfielder Torreira struggling to adapt to life in England

The 23-year-old has just finished his first year with the Gunners since his switch from Sampdoria last summer for a transfer fee of £26.4 million but has been linked with a move back to Italy this summer.

Despite that, rumours have begun to circulate that Milan are keen on the Uruguay worldwide as they begin to rebuild following the departure of manager Gennaro Gattuso. "But as the years pass, I'm going to be adapting".

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".

Torreira was not exactly world class for us last season but he was definitely one of our better midfielders and in fact, this poll we are running here has him and Aaron Ramsey as our two best midfielders by a country mile last season and Ramsey is already gone. It cost me a lot to learn the language to be able to relate with colleagues and people. It's pretty rough in certain moments when you can't have any dialogue, that's the most important part.

Torreira has admitted that he is struggling to adapt to life in England.

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"The weather is also hard". You go out in the morning and it is cloudy, you come home in the afternoon and it is cloudy.

A fee of £32 Million was mentioned and the truth is that we would have to spend nearly all of it, if not more, to replace the diminutive Urugyuan so what would the point in selling him be? "But I think I'll get used to it as the years go by".

He added: "I had to get used to playing every three days, which is very hard.

All in all, for me the balance was positive and I am satisfied, satisfied with what I did this season".

And now, amid growing interest from AC Milan, where his ex-Sampdoria boss Marco Giampaolo is set to take over, Torreira has been speaking about the difficulties he has had settling in in England.