Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Torreira 'scared' about moving to Arsenal

Torreira 'scared' about moving to Arsenal

The 22-year-old will become Unai Emery's fourth signing of the transfer window, after Sokratis (Borussia Dortmund), Bernd Leno (Bayer Leverkusen) and Stephan Lichtsteiner (released by Juventus) arrived earlier.

The potential move for Lucas Torreira has been in the pipeline for a month but the midfielder's impressive performances in the World Cup would have made the transfer all the more exciting.

Arsenal will hope Torreira's stock can rise like that of global team-mate Rodrigo Bentancur, another promising midfielder who impressed in his maiden season at Juventus last term.

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However, the Spaniard is also in the market for a defensive midfielder as neither Granit Xhaka nor Aaron Ramsey are capable of protecting the back four and Torreira has emerged as a prime target in recent weeks with widespread reports suggesting Arsenal are closing-in on a deal to sign the South American.

The midfielder has been hugely impressive for Uruguay during the World Cup and has showcased numerous skills which have been missing from Arsenal's own midfield in recent years.

While some of his players continue away at the World Cup, Emery cut an animated figure at the club's London Colney base on Thursday as players worked hard to impress. Max Stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets.

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Speaking on Fox Sports Argentina, Torreira Sr broke the news that the deal for his son to join Arsenal is "virtually done".

The Uruguay worldwide is now preparing to take on France in Friday's World Cup quarter-final.

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