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Arsenal announce signing of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira

Arsenal announce Lucas Torreira signing
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Arsenal confirm that they have completed the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.

Arsenal have confirmed that they have completed the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira.

For a number of weeks, Arsenal have been heavily linked with the player, but a deal has been held up due to Uruguay reaching the World Cup quarter-finals.

However, four days on from their exit from the competition, Arsenal are now in a position to announce the arrival of the 22-year-old for an undisclosed fee.

Manager Unai Emery told the club's official website: "In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game. 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.

"He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season."

Torreira will not link up with Arsenal until next month following a period of rest after the World Cup.


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