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Uruguay star Lucas Torreira has turned down the chance to do his Arsenal medical in Russia, according to the player’s father.
The Uruguayan midfielder has been heavily €30m switch to North London this summer, having impressed in Serie A over the past two seasons.
Torreira’s Uruguay teammate Luis Suarez also recently stated his belief that Torreira would be a success in the Premier League.
His father had previously all but confirmed his son’s impending switch to Arsenal, but he has revealed that the Gunners tried to rush in a medical at the World Cup, which they rejected.
He told Fox Sports Argentina: “It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal.
“There are many clubs who contacted us but we have given our word to Arsenal and are very satisfied with what they offered.
“The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining.
“Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russia but we decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient, it is not the right time.”