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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Lucas Torreira Finally Confirms Arsenal Transfer Ahead Of Medical

Uruguay Midfielder, Lucas Torreira has spoken about his impending move to Arsenal after his country were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup.

Arsenal agreed a £26.4m fee with Sampdoria for Torreira shortly before  the World Cup began, though opted not to conduct the medical in Russia  and instead focus on the tournament.

But after Uruguay's elimination from the tournament in the quarter-finals, Torreira is now ready to complete his move to the North London Club.

Instead of heading to his country with his International teammates, the 22-year-old took a flight to London where he will finally complete his move to Arsenal.

Speaking at the Airport before his flight to England On Sunday, Torreira apologized for not returning with the rest of the Uruguay squad but admitted a move to Arsenal is imminent.

'I would have been very happy to be able to return to Uruguay with my teammates, but this is a fantastic opportunity to join Arsenal and I do not want to waste it,' he told Telenoche.

The Midfielder apologised for not being able to track back to Montevideo now, but says he will return 'very soon to greet everyone' once his move to Arsenal is confirmed.

Arsenal asked Torreira to fly to England from Russia and having arrived in London, he is expected to undergo a medical at London Colney on Monday.

The Gunners have signed the likes of Bernand Leno, Steven Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos so far this summer.

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