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22:05  11 july  2018
22:05  11 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

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.

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Ever since he burst on to the scene, Lucas Torreira has been compared to Marco Verratti - and our new midfielder is a big fan of the PSG midfielder. The 22-year-old spoke to Arsenal Media about similarities, and also his ambitions for the future.

Lucas Torreira in action for Uruguay © Provided by Goal Lucas Torreira in action for Uruguay

Arsenal new boy Lucas Torreira has revealed that he is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

Torreira completed his £26million move from Sampdoria to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, after featuring heavily in Uruguay's run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Speaking to Arsenal media, Torreira said: ''I try to look up to the best players and steal something from all of them.

''It is true that I really like Verratti. I spent two years in his former club Pescara and supporters compared me to him. I went on checking his style and I liked it.''

Torreira began his career in his native Uruguay before joining Pescara's youth system in 2013.

The equally diminutive Verratti also came through the Pescara academy, having been born in the city.

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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