It is a little rare to see Arsenal being very efficient in the transfer market. Fans over the years have become used to deals that take their own sweet time.
This summer has been a little different. With two defensive signings already tied up, the Gunners are looking to bolster their midfield.
The man identified to do this would be Sampdoria’s midfield dynamo Lucas Torreira and to show how ruthless and efficient the club is, they are willing to have the medical for the player done in Russia in the next few days, according to reports in Football Italia.
The player is part of the Uruguay team that will play their first match on the 15th of June. Arsenal are willing to send their medical team to the country’s training base to get the deal over the line. Further reports from Uruguay, suggest that the deal will be completed ‘in hours’ as Arsenal officials have flown out to Russia to complete a €30m deal.
This detail shows how much Arsenal want the player. The Uruguayan is said to have the ideal profile that new manager Unai Emery is looking for. Torreira will be able to add another dimension to the midfield of Arsenal. His skill set allows him to complement both Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey.
Do not let his short stature fool you for he is a very aggressive player who is also defensively sound. What is more impressive is his ability to get away from pressure situations and find the right pass.
The deal to bring Torreira will cost Arsenal a little more than his release clause. The reason for doing this is so that the club can spread out the payment over a longer period of time. By doing this, the Gunners will play a smaller amount now. So, this will not make a huge dent in the budget and it can allow other issues in the squad to be addressed.
When the deal is made official, everyone will be at peace and it will allow Torreira to play without any pressure. Regardless of this, Arsenal fans will be looking forward to seeing the midfielder play in Russia. This will give them an idea as to what kind of player will be coming to the club.
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