Arsenal sign Uruguay midfielder Torreira

Lynette Rowe
July 11, 2018

Torreira, 22, appeared in three matches for Uruguay at the World Cup, including in their quarterfinal defeat in France.

After months of speculation, and with Uruguay's World Cup done and dusted, Arsenal have finally completed the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria for a reported fee of a very reasonable £26 million.

While Chinyere wished him "immense success" during his time at the Emirates, Mario Piso already guaranteed a "great 2018/19" season.

As reported by The Sportsman yesterday, Torreira was due to have a medical alongside the France Under-20 global Matteo Guendouzi before confirming his move to the Emirates, and the two clubs have made the deal official via social media today.

Emery will take charge of his first game since replacing Wenger when an Arsenal XI faces Boreham Wood in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

Guendouzi told Arsenal's official website: "It's something I'm immensely proud of". It's a very positive thing that people want to welcome me.

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Torreira's arrival follows those of goalkeeper Bernd Leno, centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos and right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and is expected to conclude the first-team strengthening this summer. I want to make the most of this opportunity life has given me. I guess it's all down to the fact there were talks of me moving to Arsenal even before the World Cup started.

Guendouzi, meanwhile, explained signing for Arsenal represented a dream come true given he grew up supporting the club as a youngster in France.

Ozil has made a decision to switch to the No 10 shirt which was freed up when Jack Wilshere left Arsenal to move to West Ham.

Press Association Sport understands that Arsenal are also close to completing a deal to land France Under-20 worldwide Matteo Guendouzi.

"I want to become part of the club's history and to achieve great things here", said midfielder Guendouzi.

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