Under Unai Emery, it seems like Arsenal are set for a real change in their squad. The signing of Juventus full back Stephan Lichtsteiner appears to be the first of many, as Arsenal have been linked with a whole host of top European talents.
One such talent is Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira. Italian outlet sampnews24 are reporting that Arsenal have agreed a deal with Torreira, and now simply need to trigger his release clause, which is set at
Lucas Torreira is nothing short of a magical talent. Should Arsenal sign him, they'll have made one of the finest summer acquisitions without a doubt.— Rafael Hernández (@RafaelH117) 9 June 2018
If Arsenal bring Lucas Torreira for 25m it'll be our, if not the Premier League, signing of the summer. The exact little pitbull we need beside Xhaka, fulfils our need for both a ball winner and needle player all in one.— ™️ (@TheFalseNein) 8 June 2018
For those wondering, Torreira is very similar to Santi in his last playing seasons. Quickly wins back possession and has a superb passing range. Would be a great addition.— Arsenal Analysed (@ArsenalAnalysed) 9 June 2018
you guys don’t understand the greatness Torreira will bring to Arsenal.— lemi (@lemikravitz) 9 June 2018
bringing Torreira would take Xhaka, Ramsey, ElNeny, AMN, Mkhitaryan, Özil, Sokratis, and Söyüncü to the next level.
Hopefully the Torreira rumours are true, I can already see a great link up between him and Lacazette, both short but bloody good at keeping hold of the ball.— Arsenal Till I Die (@A_RamseyFC) 9 June 2018
He’s so good at drawing in a fouls from what I’ve seen.
Torreira has been with Sampdoria since 2015. After spending a season on loan with his former club Pescara, he fitted in seamlessly in the base of Sampdoria's midfield. Since joining, he has made 74 appearances for Sampdoria, scoring four goals and adding four assists.
His strong performances earned him a call up to the Uruguay national team. He made his debut against the Czech Republic in March 2018, and has represented his country twice more since. He will also be representing Uruguay at the World Cup this summer.
Arsenal fans will be hoping the club can finalise the deal for Torreira, as his incredible ability and potential could prove to be the missing link in their side.