The father of Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira has insisted that his son is ready to make the ‘scary’ move to Arsenal.
Recent reports from Il SecoloXIX, a source based in Genoa, the deal to take Torreira to Arsenal has been completed.
The Uruguayan midfielder has been heavily €30m switch to North London this summer, having impressed in Serie A over the past two seasons.
Torreira’s Uruguay teammate Luis Suarez also recently stated his belief that Torreira would be a success in the Premier League.
Now, it appears his father has all but confirmed that the 22-year-old will make a summer move to the Emirates Stadium.
“He won’t be alone. It’s a big change [going to England] and we don’t want to think about it yet because we’re scared.
“The truth is it’s tough to manage the language, adapt to the [London] society and customs and at the same time not lose ours,’ he added. ‘But there’s a whole programme getting readied for Lucas.”
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