Arsenal have completed deal for €30m Serie A ace – report

Oli Fisher

Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira has completed a move to Arsenal, if reports in the Italian press are to be believed.

According to 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.

After Uruguay’s 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia at the World Cup, Torreira spoke for the first time about his impending move to the Emirates Stadium.

He said: “Arsenal are a good team, one of the most important in the world, but at this moment I am focused on playing for my country.”

Whilst Ferrero had appeared to confirm the transfer, Torreira was more cautious, saying “I don’t know” when asked if he is an Arsenal player yet.

Torreira’s Uruguay teammate Luis Suarez also recently stated his belief that Torreira would be a success in the Premier League.


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