I will decide on Arsenal move shortly - Torreira

Tyler Owen
August 7, 2018

Securing the signature of the Sampdoria midfielder will reportedly cost Arsenal £22M, taking the total cost of the two players close to the £30M marker.

The 22-year-old was given an early release for his nation's summer exploits following their defeat to France at the quarter-final stage and made securing his long-term future at club level.

Arsenal are closing in on the double signing of Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira and France Under-20 worldwide Matteo Guendouzi, Press Association Sport understands.

It is possible that Arsenal also trim their squad with David Ospina, Joel Campbell, Lucas Perez and Danny Welbeck all tipped to leave.

Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Torreira's father said: "It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal".

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"Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russian Federation but we decided against it because we felt it was inconvenient, it is not the right time".

The player's father Ricardo Torreira told Fox Sports Argentina that nothing will happen until after the World Cup.

Uruguayan broadcaster Tenfield claim Torreira will undergo a medical and sign a five-year deal with Arsenal this week.

"It is all done in a draft and only missing the arrival of Lucas to England", he added. Unai Emery seems to know his way around the transfer market with the most expensive signing of all time already under his belt, from the looks of the club's business so far in the market one is assume Unai Emery knows Arsenal's weaknesses and is intent on addressing them.

Right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner joined on a free transfer after leaving Juventus, while goalkeeper Bernd Leno and centre-back Sokratis Papastahopoulos arrived from Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund respectively.

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