According to recent reports, the pursuit of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira has reached a conclusion. And, it promises to be one that will benefit the Gunners.
There has been some competition for the Uruguayan from Borussia Dortmund and Napoli. Carlo Ancelotti, their new manager seems to be very serious about securing the services of the 22-year-old.
According to reports in Italian news agency ANSA, the North London club are on the verge of signing the £22m midfielder after Sampdoria have completed a deal for Lovro Majer, who is touted to be his replacement. This is great news for Arsenal who will be able to inject some much needed quality to their midfield.
Lucas Torreira is part of a Sampdoria team that has taken everyone by surprise, with their performances this season. The 2017/18 season was well and truly his breakout season.
His prowess on the pitch has caught the attention of many clubs around Europe. Arsenal have become enamored with the diminutive midfielder and want to bring him to the Emirates.
A major reason for this is that the player has the qualities that the Gunners need in the middle of the park. Any Arsenal fan who has seen the player play, will surely be excited by the skill set he has.
A player who has the vision to play passes between the lines as well as defending aggressively. This is what Arsenal will be getting when they sign Lucas Torreira. It is these qualities that has also caught the attention of Napoli as well.
The Naples side’s midfield talisman Jorginho, is on the verge of joining Manchester City. This has led to them looking for a suitable replacement. That search led them to Torreira. Initially, it appeared that they seemed to have the upper hand in the deal.
An inability to match the player’s financial demands means that they might have let Torreira slip away. It is this aspect where Arsenal seem to have an advantage. The Gunners can offer the kind of wages that the player wants. It is in Arsenal’s best interest to complete the deal soon. Once the World Cup starts, the player’s value might go up.
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