The World Cup campaign for Uruguay ended in heartbreak for Lucas Torreira as his team crashed out at the quarter-final stage.
They lost 2-0 to a French team that had a little more cutting edge than the South American side. After the game, the player appeared to confirm that the deal to bring him to Arsenal is going to be completed soon.
When asked if the Gunners wanted to do his medical during the World Cup, this is what he had to say:
Q: Is it true that Arsenal wanted to do the medical tests during the World Cup and you decided against it?
A: Yes, it is true. I didn’t want to think of anything other than the national team. Now that I have time, my future will be clear soon.
BBC journalist David Ornstein has also confirmed that the North London club have agreed on a deal to sign Torriera. The Mirror reported recently that a £26m fee has already been agreed and a four-year contract has also been settled.
It is reassuring to know that Arsenal sealed the deal before the World Cup as the value of Torreira is sure to have shot up after the tournament. The midfielder started the last three games for his country and was very impressive in all of them.
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A few days ago, the father of Torreira was interviewed regarding a move to London and he had some interesting observations to make. He spoke about the challenges of going to a new country:
‘There will be people that will accompany him,’ Ricardo told Teledoce via Goal. ‘He won’t be alone. It’s a big change [going to England] and we don’t want to think about it yet because we’re scared.’
‘The truth is it’s tough to manage the language, adapt to the [London] society and customs and at the same time not lose ours,’ he added. ‘But there’s a whole programme getting readied for Lucas.’
The announcement from Arsenal is expected to arrive next week as the player will travel to Uruguay first. The fans will feel very excited that they are going to see Torreira wear the Arsenal shirt. He promises to be an effective player that will help the club reach greater heights.
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