Lucas Torreira Arsenal 2018 | First Uruguayan to play for the Gunners

By Soccer Blog | Jul 10, 2018

Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria. The 22 year old midfielder becomes new Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s fourth signing of the summer window after goalkeeper Bernd Leno and defenders Socratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichsteiner, and will become the first player from Uruguay to don the Gunners jersey.

Torreira has made more tackles than any other player in the Italian top flight since making his debut for Samp in the 206/17 season.

What is the transfer fee Arsenal paid for Torreira?

Arsenal paid Sampdoria 30 million euros (approximately 26.5 million pounds)

What will be Torreira’s shirt number at Arsenal?

Torreira will take the No.11 jersey, previously worn by Mesut Ozil. The German will in turn take the No.10 jersey vacated by Jack Wilshere.

Lucas Torreira Arsenal

Among players from the top six Premier League teams, only Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante had more interceptions than the Uruguayan in the 2017/18 season.

Torreira has reportedly inked a five year deal with Arsenal. He played in all five of Uruguay’s games at the 2018 World Cup before La Celeste were eliminated in the quarters by France.

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