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Sport Lucas Torreira refuses to do Arsenal medical in Russia

14:36  06 july  2018
14:36  06 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Agent confirms that Arsenal will announce new transfer in very near future

  Agent confirms that Arsenal will announce new transfer in very near future Football agent Branislav Jasurek has let slip the news that Arsenal have already agreed a deal to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira. Jasurek is the agent of Celta Vigo’s Stanislav Lobotka and when asked if his client would be moving to the Emirates this year, as some reports had suggested, he said: “Arsenal have bought Torreira to play six, so I do not think it’s going to happen.” Torreira had an excellent game earlier today as Uruguay hammered hosts Russia 3-0 at the World Cup, preserving their unbeaten record. The 22-year-old seems almost certain to be at Arsenal next year, and it feels like it is only a matter of time before his arrival is officially announced.

Arsenal agreed a £26.5m (€30m) deal with Sampdoria for midfielder Torreira international a number of weeks ago but the move has been on hold due to Uruguay’s progression at the World Cup. Gunners bosses were willing to fly medical staff out to Russia to put the 22-year-old through his paces.

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Despite Lucas Torreira looking set to join Arsenal, he has reportedly turned down the chance to complete a medical in Russia.

The player’s father Ricardo Torreira told Fox Sports Argentina that nothing will happen until after the World Cup.

“It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal. There are many clubs who contacted us but we have given our word to Arsenal and are very satisfied with what they offered.”

“The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining. Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russia but we decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient, it is not the right time.”

Arsenal are expected to complete a deal to sign the player from Sampdoria and wanted to speed up the process by carrying out a medical in Russia, something that is very common during international tournaments.

However, Torreira wants to remain focused on Uruguay’s progression in the tournament before thinking about his next move.

Uruguay are in action this afternoon against France for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Torreira is expected to undergo a medical in London when his participation in the World Cup is over.

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