Published: Wed, July 11, 2018
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Arsenal sign Uruguay's Torreira for $48m

Arsenal sign Uruguay's Torreira for $48m

Emery has been busy in the transfer window already, signing Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, free agent right-back Stefan Lichtsteiner and Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Arsenal have completed the signing of Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday.

Torreira, who cost Arsenal a reported £27million, featured in all of Uruguay's World Cup games and started the quarter-final defeat at the hands of France.

Lucas shone during his country's 3-0 victory over Russian Federation and in the 2-1 win over Ronaldo's Portugal in the second round.

The Gunners thrashed out an agreement with the Italian Serie A side to seal the signature of the Uruguay global and he has arrived to bolster Unai Emery's options in midfield.

Arsenal supporters couldn't just enjoy the unveiling, however, as they had to find a negative in the fact that Torreira had been given the No 11 jersey at the Emirates.

We give honest thanks to the Uruguayan midfielder- 74 appearances and 4 goals as a blucerchiato- for the commitment shown in these two seasons and the greatest good luck for the rest of his career is wished by President Massimo Ferrero and all of the company.


Arsenal confirmed this afternoon that the Uruguayan global has joined the club on a long-term contract with the Daily Mail claiming we've paid Sampdoria £25m for his signature.

"I feel calm. I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way". It makes me feel comfortable.

Part of Unai Emery's remit will also include ensuring the continuation of the footballing philosophies and foundations laid down by Wenger.

"I feel very happy", Torreira said after the announcement was made.

His biggest deal to date is to acquire Lucas Torreira, a budding superstar who impressed at the World Cup for Uruguay.

Torreira claimed that he is looking forward to his new "adventure" in England.

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