After the quarter-final match between Uruguay and France got over, there was only one thing on the minds of those related to Arsenal.
That would be realization that the club could finally complete the signing of Lucas Torreira. This was confirmed by respected BBC journalist David Ornstein, who had the following to say:
Arsenal hope to complete Lucas Torreira deal next week. Agreed with Sampdoria & 22yo. Medical + signing imminent – depends if he flies straight from #WorldCup to London or via #URU Finishes 1st team recruitment but a younger player for future also likely before window shuts #AFC pic.twitter.com/LHkXid7Rda
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) July 6, 2018
Ornstein is known for being very reliable when it comes to Arsenal news so this is a welcome sign for everyone involved. Torreira was once again impressive for a Uruguay side that was unable to beat France.
It is thought that the deal will be completed next week and that Arsenal will be finally able to show Torreira as a Gunner. The good news for fans is that the deal was done before the World Cup or else the Gunners would have had to pay a lot more, based on the performances of the midfielder.
Torreira is coming off the back of a very impressive campaign for his club Sampdoria and it is no surprise that he has attracted a lot of attention. Arsenal are getting a player who is full of potential and they will hope that he will be able to showcase his talents at the Emirates.
New manager Unai Emery plans to do some restructuring to the squad and that is already underway with the signings that the club has made. When the deal is made official, Torreira will become the fourth player to join the Gunners in the summer transfer window.
Fans have been waiting to see the day when Torreira becomes an Arsenal player and they may not have to wait much longer.
The new season is exciting given the change of manager and to add to this, the players that have been brought in, add to the excitement factor.
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