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Luis Suarez played a key role in Lucas Torreira’s decision to join Arsenal this summer, according to the midfielder’s agent. Torreira officially completed his £26 million switch to the Gunners after Uruguay’s World Cup campaign last month. The 22-year-old impressed at the tournament and featured alongside Suarez in Russia as Uruguay reached the quarter-final stage but were knocked out by France. And it has emerged that Suarez, who was the subject of a £40m plus £1 bid from Arsenal in 2013, gave a glowing review of the Gunners to Torreira ahead of his switch to the Premier League.
‘The recommendation of Luis Suarez was decisive for Torreira to arrive at Arsenal,’ Torreira’s agent Pablo Bentancur told Sport890. Torreira, meanwhile, joined training with his new Arsenal teammates for the first time last week. The midfielder featured in the 2-0 win over Lazio on Saturday and is preparing to make his Premier League debut against Manchester City on Sunday.