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Arsenal complete Lucas Torreira signing from Sampdoria

Arsenal complete Lucas Torreira signing from Sampdoria

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

Arsenal have announced on Arsenal.com the arrival of defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria in a deal reportedly worth in the region of £25m.

In Torreira, Emery has moved swiftly in an attempt to fill a midfield void that's plagued Arsenal for some years, with predecessor Arsene Wenger showing a preference toward players with more creativity.

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The 22 year-old has just returned from representing his country at the World Cup in Russian Federation, where he played in all five matches as they progressed to the quarter-finals.




Torreira joined Sampdoria in 2015 and made 71 appearances for the Italian club. Although the exact fee hasn't been disclosed, the Daily Mail claim Arsenal have paid around £25m for the 22-year-old's signature.

"He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing".

Primarily a defensively-minded player, Torreira is known for his high energy and tenacious approach and despite only being five foot six he rarely shies away from the physical side of the game.

The Arsenal new signing has been given the shirt no.11 which was previously worn by Mesut Ozil in the past but Lucas Torreira will now be wearing it next season as he plays his first season in the English competition.

The 5ft 6in holding midfielder flew to London earlier in the week to undergo a medical, and his acquisition will be seen as a huge boost to the club following the recent departure of Jack Wilshere to West Ham.


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