Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria on what is expected to be a five-year deal (via Arsenal.com).
It’s the news which every Arsenal fan has been waiting for in recent weeks and finally, the news has been confirmed.
Lucas Torreira has joined the Gunners from Sampdoria and has signed what is believed to be a five-year deal.
The Uruguay international performed extremely well for his country in the World Cup after an impressive season in Serie A.
He is the fourth first-team signing of the summer after the acquisitions of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.
Sampdoria were the first party to announce the deal via Twitter with Arsenal’s official confirmation coming less than 15 minutes later.
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“In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game,” said head coach Unai Emery.
“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.
“He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.”
It’s great that this news has finally been confirmed. Lucas Torreira will add a lot to Arsenal’s midfield and possesses many of the attributes which have been missing in recent seasons. Let’s hope that he takes to the Premier League as impressively as he did to the World cup.