Arsenal's attempts to provide greater defensive solidity are continuing unabated as they close in on the signing of Sampdoria holding midfielder Lucas Torreira.
#Arsenal have total agreement with #Sampdoria for Lucas Torreira! #AFC will pay €30M to have the midfielder, on next hours they're ready to finalize the contract agreement with the player. Here we go! ✔️ #Arsenal #AFC #transfers #Uruguay #Torreira— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 12, 2018
As widely reported Arsenal in talks to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira. No agreement but central midfield a priority & 22yo Uruguay int’l seen as ideal fit technically + financially. #AFC also want a GK after defensive signings of Lichtsteiner & Sokratis (announced July)— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) June 12, 2018
Torreira played all but two Serie A games for I Blucerchiati last season and established himself as one of the most promising players in his position in the league.
296 - Lucas Torreira made the most recoveries (296) among the outfield players in Serie A in the 2017-18 campaign. Worker. pic.twitter.com/NfrVhQuuDl— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) June 9, 2018
His form earned him a first Uruguay call-up and he is part of Oscar Tabarez's 23-man squad for the World Cup, where they face Egypt in their opening game on Friday.