Arsenal close in on signing of £22m Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira

Ruben Hill
June 12, 2018

Torreira has a buy out clause but it's understood Arsenal may need to pay in instalments as they look to make the most of their relatively limited budget this window.

Arsenal have until now confirmed the Bosman signing of Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus whilst a £16m deal for Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund is close to completion.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Emery has been left impressed with Torreira's performances in Serie A, with the 22-year-old spending the last four years in Italian football.

The player has a release clause of £21.9million in his contract.

Emery has a lot of work to do this summer, if he is to guide the Gunners back into contention for the Champions League places, and the signing of the 22-year-old Uruguay worldwide would be a great way to start.

The report claims that Sampdoria have already signed Lokomotiv Zagreb midfielder Lovro Majer, which paves the way for Torreira's switch to the Premier League.

Until now, Torreira has made just three substitute appearances for the national team but Unai Emery's are wary that the midfielder's valuation may rise next month with a strong World Cup showing.

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