Torreira confirms he is flying in for Arsenal medical

Lucas Torreira has confirmed that he is jetting into England to complete his long awaited move to Arsenal.

The Gunners have had a deal agreed with Serie A club Sampdoria for a number of weeks, but the deal has been put on hold due to his involvement in this summer’s World Cup.

He has played a key role in Uruguay’s run to the quarter finals over in Russia, although their hopes of claiming a third World Cup triumph were ended by France, who beat the Southa American side 2-0 in Nizhny Novgorod.

During the the tournament, Torreira’s father confirmed that his son would only have a medical after his involvement in the tournament was over, and now the midfielder has decided to skip a trip back to his home country in order to complete his move to the Premier League.

He told Telenoche: “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.”

It is thought that the deal to take him to Arsenal is worth around £25 million, where he will become the fourth signing of the Unai Emery era, following the arrival of Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

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