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Lucas Torreira fueled speculation he is on the verge of transfer to Arsenal by creating a new Facebook free of any mention of his current club Sampdoria. The midfielder is reportedly en route to London to agree personal terms and undergo a medical at Arsenal, but there has not been any official announcement from the Gunners of Sampdoria. Torreira did not travel back to Uruguay with the rest of his international team-mates, as confirmed by the country’s football federation.
Uruguay returned home after being knocked out by France in the quarter-finals, but Torreira remained behind in Russia in anticipation of being called to London by Arsenal. Torreira revealed on his Instagram story he had set up a new Facebook, and unlike his other social media pages and previous Facebook page, there was no mention of Sampdoria. The 22-year-old’s profile picture was a snap of him in action for Uruguay against Portugal, leading Arsenal fans to speculate a move to the Emirates was imminent.
The midfielder did speak out on the links to Arsenal, admitting he could have pushed through a move to Arsenal earlier in the summer. ‘Yes, we could have done things differently, but I did not want to think about other things,’ he said. ‘The World Cup is important and being part of this squad meant a lot to me. But now I have more time my future will be very clear.