Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Arsenal sign Uruguay global Torreira

Arsenal sign Uruguay global Torreira

Arsenal teased the announcement with a social media video before announcing the deal themselves on Monday.

UC Sampdoria announces that it has relinquished the rights to the sports performances of the player Lucas Sebastián Torreira to Arsenal FC.

The new signing has a tattoo featuring a lion on his arm and said the king of the jungle best represents him and his people: "It's true that a lion represents strength and the spirit we Uruguayans have inside".

Arsenal and Sampdoria have confirmed the transfer of midfielder Lucas Torreira to the Emirates Stadium.

He featured in all five matches before they were knocked out in the quarter-finals to France.

Torreira becomes the fourth major signing for new Arsenal head coach Unai Emery, following Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos to the club.

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Lucas Torreira will add a lot to Arsenal's midfield and possesses numerous attributes which have been missing in recent seasons.

The 22-year-old midfielder will wear the No. 11 shirt at the club after passing a medical.

"We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season".

His speed should fit in well with Emery's plans to deploy a more aggressive press when Arsenal are without the ball, and his ability to link defence and attack should help fill part of the void left by Santi Cazorla's and Jack Wilshere's departures.

The Uruguay worldwide completes his move to the Premier League club following the completion of the 2018 World Cup, with his country reaching the quarter-finals.

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