Arsenal sign midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria - Premier League 2018

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery Ivan Gazidis PSG Yacine Adli gossip changed mind

Arsenal transfer news Unai Emery Ivan Gazidis PSG Yacine Adli gossip changed mind

Torreira becomes the club's fourth signing of the offseason, joining goalkeeper Bernd Leno and defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Arsenal have announced the signing of midfielder Lucas Torreira who impressed with Uruguay in their run to the quarter-final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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.

During his two seasons in Serie A with Sampdoria, Torreira featured 74 times across all competitions, scoring four goals - all in the league last season - and he will end a four-year association in Italian football after enjoying two seasons in Serie B with Pescara prior to joining Sampdoria.

The deal is clearly done but Arsenal probably wanted to wait until Wednesday to make the official announcement as Tuesday was all about the arrival of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria.

"We all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup, he is a young player already with good experience but wants to keep on growing".

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Facing them is France , the 1998 World Cup victor , that has players such as Kylian Mbappe , Paul Pogba or Antoine Griezman. Yet while Hazard - Belgium's captain - faded after a strong opening 30 minutes, Mbappe was a constant threat.

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

"I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way".

'I feel very happy. "Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice".

The transfer has gone through for a reported £27million following Torreira and Uruguay's exit from the World Cup.

The same article states that the Premier League trio haven't put an offer on the table for the experienced 29-year-old holding midfielder given his continued participation in the World Cup in Russian Federation.

Speaking after his move was completed, Torreira said: 'I want to make the most of this opportunity life has given me.

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