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Arsenal are seemingly very close to confirming a deal for Lucas Torreira. It is expected that it will be finalized in the coming week and the Uruguayan will become a Gunner, according to reports in Daily Mail.
The report states that the deal between the clubs is close to being agreed and the transfer is expected to be announced on Uruguay’s World Cup campaign is finished. This is good news for the club especially after the performances that he has been putting in at the World Cup.
After being on the bench for the first two games, Torreira has started the last two games. He has been hugely impressive in both the games and even did a good job of stifling Cristiano Ronaldo in the Round of 16 match against Portugal.
He was everywhere and was a vital part of a impressive performance by Uruguay. Fans may be worried that another club may swoop in with a bigger offer and take the player away. But, based on what the president of Sampdoria had to say, the player has already left the club.
Here is what he had to say:
“Torreira’s gone for €30m (£26m), I bought him from Pescara when nobody believed in him. We gambled on him and we won, paying just €3m. The money we’re earning is necessary to increase our club’s capital. If we get a big offer for somebody, I will accept it, but we don’t need to sell our players off at bargain prices.”
This should go some way in putting the fears of Arsenal fans to rest. Based on his performances last season and in the World Cup, it is safe to say that he will prove to be as astute signing.