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Neville hails Arsenal target Torreira

Former England player and coach Gary Neville has been really impressed with Arsenal target Lucas Torreira’s performances for Uruguay at this summers World Cup in Russia.

Torreira is expected to compete a £25 million move from Serie A side Sampdoria to Arsenal after the World Cup, and former Manchester United defender Neville has been hailing the job the 22-year-old holding midfielder has been doing for his Country.

Uruguay defeated Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal 2-1 on Saturday to set up a mouthwatering quarter-final clash against France, with the South American nation emerging as many peoples dark horses to go all the way in Russia this summer:

“The two centre-backs played well against Cristiano Ronaldo tonight but everything that came into that box they had to clear,” he told ITV Sport.

“They will have to do that against France.

“Torreira, the defensive midfielder, he gets back in every time. I don’t know how many times, but he’s always there to clear it.

“In both boxes they are an excellent team. They are an experienced outfit who play to their strengths.”

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