Sport Torreira unaware of Arsenal fans' flight-tracking antics

22:19  10 july  2018
22:19  10 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

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.

Lucas Torreira is an Arsenal player at last - and he is delighted to have made the move to north London. We sat down with him for his first interview with the club, and this is what he told us about it Did you know the fans were tracking your flight to London online?

When asked if he knew Arsenal 's fans were tracking his flights , he said: "No, I didn't know about it, but I am here and I will see them all soon." Torreira impressed for Uruguay (Image: AFP). Arsenal fans tracked the 22-year-old's flight to London (Image: Getty Images Europe).

lucastorreira-cropped: Uruguay and Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira © Provided by Goal Uruguay and Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira was unaware that Arsenal fans tracked his flight to London when he travelled to sign for the club in a reported £26million switch from Sampdoria.

Gunners supporters followed developments in Torreira's transfer closely and details of which flight the 22-year-old boarded to London were shared on social media before his arrival at Emirates Stadium.

While the Uruguay international was unaware his journey was being documented, he said he was inundated with messages from Arsenal fans who had gotten wind of his move to Unai Emery's side.

Lucas Torreira to undergo Arsenal medical after the World Cup

  Lucas Torreira to undergo Arsenal medical after the World Cup The father of Arsenal target Lucas Torreira has revealed that his son will undergo a medical with Premier League side Arsenal after the world cup, according to a report on Football Italia. The Sampdoria midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners and is set to join the London club for around €30 million. The central midfielder has been in good form for Uruguay during the World Cup, helping them reach the quarter-final of the tournament by beating Portugal. When speaking about his son’s situation, Torreira’s father said: “I want the best for my son and I also know that Arsenal showed a lot of interest in him.” “It’s not done, neither is it official because he hasn’t signed anything, but there’s a great chance that Lucas’ future will be in England.” “There was no problem in the negotiations, and the latest is that as soon as the World Cup ends, he’ll go to London for a medical.” New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a huge admirer of Torreira and believes he will add tenacity to the Gunners’ midfield, an area of the squad that has been heavily criticised in recent seasons.

GETTY. Lucas Torreira can’t wait to impress the Arsenal fans . Torreira has finally joined the Gunners in a £27m transfer from Sampdoria after several weeks of speculation. The 22-year-old midfielder put his move on hold to focus on helping Uruguay in the World Cup and flew to London following their

Pictures: Torreira in Arsenal colours. Torreira - I didn't know fans tracked my flight ! Pictures: Torreira in Arsenal colours. Lucas Torreira to join Arsenal . 'The garra charrua is inside every Uruguayan'. 'This represents what I am - on and off the pitch'.

When asked about the flight-tracking supporters, the World Cup quarter-finalist told Arsenal's official website: "No, I didn't know about it, but I am here and I will see them all soon.

"For a while I've been receiving loads of messages in my social media accounts. I guess it's all down to the fact there were talks of me moving to Arsenal even before the World Cup started.

"I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way. It's a very positive thing that people want to welcome me. It makes me feel comfortable. Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice."

Torreira featured in all five of Uruguay's World Cup matches and started the last three as Oscar Tabarez's men reached the quarter-finals before losing 2-0 to France.

The combative midfielder reflected on the experience, saying: "I feel very proud of it, it all turned out great for me.

"I wasn't part of the team during the World Cup qualifiers, but eventually I made it to the World Cup. It was marvellous to experience World Cup moments with the Uruguay squad family.

"I tried to enjoy the World Cup as much as I could."

Arsenal man reveals pride at joining the Gunners .
New Arsenal signing Lucas Torreira has spoken out about the personal phone call with Unai Emery that convinced him to sign with the club, as well as his pride at being the first Uruguayan ‘Gunner’. Talking to Uruguayan outlet Ovacion, Torreira said: “When he called me, I could not believe it, I was in a hotel with a friend, and I got nervous. It was difficult for me to talk because receiving the call of a coach of such an important team generates many things.” “We talked about several things. He also did not want to fill my head with too much because I knew the World Cup was coming, and that I was focused on that.” Talking about how it feels to be the first Uruguayan to play for Arsenal, Torreira went on to say: “It gives me tremendous pride. When we were signing we talked about that. It’s something great for me, and I really enjoy it because I know what it has cost me to get here. That’s why today life rewards me with this prize.

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