Arsenal star Lucas Torreira’s mum has reportedly died after a battle with Covid-19, according to Uruguayan daily Ovacion.
Viviana Di Pascua, 53, was recently admitted to intensive care after contracting the coronavirus in Uruguay.
Torreira, who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, was given special permission by the La Liga club to fly home to Frey Bentos to be by her side.
The 25-year-old contracted Covid-19 himself back in November 2020 following international duty.
Torreira was forced to miss two weeks of football, including a La Liga clash with Barcelona.
Gunners midfielder Torreira was also the third Arsenal star to contract the coronavirus behind Mohamed Elneny and then Gunners star Sead Kolasinac.