Paul Merson claims Lucas Torreira wouldn’t get noticed at a smaller club

Would Torreira get in any other top four team?

Ex-Arsenal star Paul Merson has claimed that Lucas Torreira wouldn’t get into any other top four team and wouldn’t be noticed at a smaller club.

The Uruguayan signed for the Gunners in the summer from Sampdoria and was exactly what Arsenal needed.

They’ve been needing a top quality holding midfielder for many years and may finally have found what they were looking for.

Torreira has earned rave reviews among the Arsenal fans, especially following his goal against Tottenham a couple of weeks back.

He also won Arsenal’s player of the month award for November.

Though, one former Arsenal star has suggested that he would not get into any other top four team.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: David Brooks of AFC Bournemouth is tackled by Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on November 25, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

“He could be playing at Southampton and wouldn’t get a mention, or Burnley, no one would mention it”

That former star is Paul Merson, no shock there.

The Sky Sports pundit is known for making some interesting claims in the past.

Now, despite being complimentary of the player, he’s suggested that if Torreira was playing for Southampton or Burnley, no one would bat an eyelid.

“Liverpool wouldn’t buy him tomorrow morning, I wouldn’t have thought any of the top four would,” claimed Merson, as quoted by the Mirror. 

“He can and will get better, but he’s done great.

“They needed it, we all knew that. Arsene Wenger knew it but he was too stubborn to go and get someone.

“He could be playing at Southampton and wouldn’t get a mention, or Burnley. No one would mention it.

“It’s just that Arsenal needed it so badly. He gets around people, closes players down, gets everybody fighting. He’s not a natural passer, but he sets the tempo.”


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Arsenal knocked back in bid for Roma’s Cengiz Under

Despite some impressive deals in the summer, Arsenal could get involved in the January transfer window.

One player they are said to hold an interest in is Cengiz Under.

Now, it’s being reported that Roma have knocked back a bid for their Turkish star.

Click here to find out more about that bid. 

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