Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Lucas Torreira Completes Transfer to Arsenal from Sampdoria

Lucas Torreira Completes Transfer to Arsenal from Sampdoria

The deal is believed to be in the region of £25 million for Torreira who featured for his country in this summer's World Cup.

Arsenal have acquired a "very bright talent" in their latest signing Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira said the Premier League side's manager Unai Emery on Tuesday.

Arsenal have already signed experienced Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus earlier this summer to improve their options at full-back.

It's great to see that Lucas Torreira has signed for the club.

Torreira chose not to undergo his medical during the tournament as he wanted to focus on representing Uruguay and he starred for the South American's as they reached the quarter-finals before being knocked out by France on Friday.

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The defensive midfielder featured in all five of his country's World Cup matches in Russian Federation and becomes Unai Emery's fourth summer signing, joining Stephen Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Arsenal have officially announced their fourth arrival of the post-Arsene Wenger era, with a midfielder joining the club for a reported fee of £22 million.

Torreira will wear the number 11 shirt vacated by midfielder Mesut Ozil.

The Gunners thrashed out an agreement with the Italian Serie A side to seal the signature of the Uruguay global and he has arrived to bolster Unai Emery's options in midfield. "We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season", added Emery, who allowed injury-prone midfield duo Jack Wilshere and Spaniard Santi Cazorla to leave when their contracts expired at the end of June.

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