Arsenal sign Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria

Arsenal have completed the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee, the club announced Tuesday.

The 22-year-old midfielder completed his medical at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground and will wear the number 11 shirt at Arsenal.

The Uruguay international had been linked with Unai Emery’s team for some time and the deal inched towards completion when Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero revealed he had accepted a €30 million offer from the Gunners last month.

Torreira’s participation at the World Cup, where he played all five of Uruguay’s games, meant the deal was held up for some time but Arsenal have now got their man.

“In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game,” manager Emery said.

“A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.”

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