It would appear that the Arsenal net is closing around the Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira with the latest news that the Gunners have got a medical team in place in Russia, to finalize the transfer of the Uruguayan to Arsenal before anyone else gets in there first.
The Express is reporting today:
Lucas Torreira deal to be complete this week, medical arranged
ARSENAL could complete the signing of Lucas Torreira this week.
The Gunners are closing in on the capture of Uruguay ace Torreira after agreeing a fee with Sampdoria.
Yesterday it was revealed Arsenal had medical staff in Russia to get the deal over the line.
And now it is understood that the deal could be wrapped up and announced before Uruguay’s next World Cup match – on Wednesday against Saudi Arabia.
There are complications around announcing signings during the World Cup and Arsenal would need Uruguay’s blessing, but the signs are good with the 22-year-old keen to have things resolved.
He has agreed personal terms and is likely to undergo his medical at some point this weekend before the deal is announced if Arsenal are given the green light by Uruguay.
So could all these “done deal”s be true? Is Unai Emery making his mark immediately by changing half the team in one fell swoop. If all these deals are really in place then either our 50million budget was just a load of tosh, or Arsenal are preparing to sell just as many as they are buying.
Which do you think is true?