Father of Uruguay star reveals nagging doubt over Arsenal move

Oli Fisher

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.

“There will be people that will accompany him,” Ricardo told Teledoce (via Goal).

“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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