So it surely must be nearing the end of Arsenal’s transfer business today, with both Torreira and Guendouzi both at London Colney being put through their fitness test, which will be just a formality.
We now have confirmation of Torreira from Uruguay and just waiting for the youngster…..
OFICIAL. Uno de los jugadores clave de este mundial, Lucas Torreira, es nuevo jugador del Arsenal de Emery. El pivote uruguayo que ha hecho un gran mundial, se marcha de la Sampdoria para recalar en la premier League, Llega por 28M a Londres. pic.twitter.com/VHe2s1djec
— Futbol Total (@todo8futbolista) July 9, 2018
This is how the BBC’s David Ornstein broke the news this morning….
Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira and France Under-20 international Matteo Guendouzi are set to have medicals at Arsenal on Monday.
The Gunners have an agreement in place with Serie A side Sampdoria for the £26m transfer of 22-year-old Torreira.
He is seen as a key recruit by new Arsenal boss Unai Emery, who has already made three signings.
Midfielder Guendouzi, 19, will join from Lorient and is viewed as a top-level prospect for the future.
A deal for defensive midfielder Torreira – who is 5ft 6in and has been capped eight times by Uruguay – was agreed before the World Cup, where he helped his country reach the quarter-finals, where they were beaten 2-0 by France.