Monday, 23 July, 2018

Lucas Torreira is a 'bright talent' says Arsenal head coach Unai Emery

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Cassandra Castillo | 10 July, 2018, 18:33

It is however understood that the Uruguay worldwide had reached an agreement with Napoli who were soon completing the deal but the gunners hijacked the deal and convinced Lucas Torreira to choose them over the Italian club.

Arsenal are embroiled in a battle with Everton and West Ham United to sign Sevilla midfielder Steven N'Zonzi in the summer transfer window, according to a report in France.

Torreira will not link up with Arsenal until next month following a period of rest after the World Cup.

Arsenal teased the announcement with a social media video before announcing the deal themselves on Monday.

Arsenal is set to announce the signing of Lucas Torreira very soon as the gunners have already reached an agreement with Sampdoria.

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It referenced the lion tattoo he has on his arm and carried the tagline "Time for Torreira".

Torreira becomes the fourth major signing for new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, following Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos to the club. A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.

Tenfield says Torreira will earn £50,000 a week at Arsenal with his move potentially being confirmed today.

The 22-year-old underwent a medical with the Gunners on Monday after flying from Russian Federation, where he helped La Celeste make it to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup before they were beaten 2-0 by France.

The 22-year-old midfielder will wear the No. 11 shirt at the club after passing a medical.

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