Uruguay’s World Cup breakout star Lucas Torreira joins Arsenal

first_imgArsenal have signed Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira from Seria A side Sampdoria, the Premier League club announced on Twitter on Tuesday.”The wait is over…it’s #TimeForTorreira. Welcome to Arsenal,” the North London club tweeted.”In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game,” coach Unai Emery told the club’s website arsenal.com”A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.”The 22-year-old was one of Uruguay’s best players in this year’s World Cup. He started all of the South American team’s five matches before La Celeste crashed out in the quarter-finals following their 2-0 defeat to France.Torreira joined Sampdoria in 2015 and made 71 appearances for the Italian club.The wait is over it’s #TimeForTorreiraWelcome to Arsenal, @LTorreira34 pic.twitter.com/wnUDYuDMeSArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 10, 2018″He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season,” Emery added.Arsenal did not provide financial details of the deal but it was reported last month that the fee agreed would be around 30 million euros.Torreira will wear the number 11 shirt vacated by midfielder Mesut Ozil. The German recently switched to number 10.Say hello to our new No 11You can get your @LTorreira34 shirts now https://t.co/tcx9JnmtY3 pic.twitter.com/MkScILvye0advertisementArsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 10, 2018(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more