Lucas Torreira’s agent has today confirmed that fellow international teammate and Barcelona star Luis Suarez played a key role in helping Torreira sign for Arsenal.
In an interview with Sport 890, Torreira’s agent stated that Barcelona’s Suarez had very good things to say about Arsenal and that Suarez’s praise for the Gunners was a key factor in helping Torreira chose to sign for them.
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‘We have signed a young player who is a very bright talent’
Torreira officially signed for Arsenal on the 10th of July for a fee believed to be around £22 million.
On signing Torreira Unai Emery stated,
“In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game.
“A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.
“He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.”
Torreira is still only young but he has already shown he has all the ability he needs to develop into a world-class midfielder.
The youngster plays most of his games as a central defensive midfielder. However, he can also drop back to centre-back and push forward to centre mid and even on a few occasions, central attacking midfield.
Torreira began his career at Serie B side, Pescara Primavera. The Uruguayan played 29 games for their first team scoring four goals in that period.
Torreira then earned himself a move to Serie A side Sampdoria for a fee believed to be around £1.8 million.
The defensive midfielder has played 74 games for the Serie A side, scoring four and assisting four in that time.
Torreira also helped guide Sampdoria to a 10th place finish last season in the Serie A. He is a strong midfielder who reads the game very well and is superb at making interceptions.
The Uruguayan also played 38 games in all competitions last season for Sampdoria, scoring four and assisting one.