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Sampdoria chief confirms Lucas Torreira transfer

Sampdoria chief confirms Lucas Torreira transfer”

Torreira is set to be confirmed as the third signing of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal after the two clubs agreed a £26.4m (€30m) fee.

ARSENAL are being linked with a move for Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira - but how would he fit in at the Emirates?

English midfielder Jack Wilshere announced this week that he will leave Arsenal once his contract expires at the end of this month, following discussions with Unai Emery about his future.

The Argentine international's performances in the 2017-18 season were impressive, with the midfielder bagging 7 goals and 5 assists in 49 appearances across all competitions for Sevilla.

We need to sign a specialist defensive midfielder as Granit Xhaka is more of a deep-lying playmaker and his lack of defensive awareness was exposed several times last season so we desperately need to sign a player to offer protection to the back four if we're to improve our defensive record next season.

Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero also recently admitted that Torreira would be heading to north London this summer.

"Torreira has left for €30million".

Arsenal have already confirmed the arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen and Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus on a free move, and even Medhi Benatia and Daniele Rugani might follow their Bianconeri teammate to Arsenal.

"I bought him from Pescara when no one believed".

Torreira started his first match at the World Cup in Monday's victory over Russian Federation and gave an impressive display, taking most of Uruguay's risky set-pieces.

'We took a gamble on him and we won, paying just €3million.

"Arsenal have bought Torreira to play six, so I do not think it's going to happen", he told La Voz de Galicia.



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