Lucas Torreira is heading straight to Arsenal for a medical before returning to his home country for a holiday following his World Cup exploits.

The midfielder, who shone at the World Cup, did not travel back from Russia with his teammates.

Instead, he travelled on to Moscow before heading to north London.twitter

Torreira’s friend, Lucas, also suggested the player was heading to London:

Meanwhile, the Uruguayan FA confirmed that Torreira had been left behind:

The statement says, via Google translate which brings it’s own level of banter, “Return from Nizhny Novgorod to Montevideo

“It is reported that on the morning of Sunday, July 8, the Uruguayan delegation participating in the 2018 World Cup Russia will return to Uruguay in a charter flight that will depart at 4:00 pm (10:00 am) from Nizhny Novgorod directly to Montevideo.

Uruguay's midfielder Lucas Torreira (L) and Uruguay's coach Oscar Washington Tabarez attend a presse conference on July 5, 2018 at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup quarter final football match against France. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)
Uruguay’s midfielder Lucas Torreira (L) and Uruguay’s coach Oscar Washington Tabarez attend a presse conference on July 5, 2018 at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Nizhny Novgorod on the eve of their Russia 2018 World Cup quarter final football match against France. (Photo by Martin BERNETTI / AFP)

“On the charter flight, 17 of the 23 players that make up the squad will return. Carlos Sanchez, Lucas Torreira, Gaston Silva, Martin Silva, Cristhian Stuani and Rodrigo Bentancur will not return with the delegation.

“The arrival to Carrasco International Airport is scheduled for Monday 9/7 at 2:00 am (Uy). The arrival time may vary depending on the flight circumstances. The members of the Uruguayan delegation will make the departure from the airport from the VIP room where they will greet the public and depart from the airport on the bus of the selection. As in the departure of the school to Russia, there will be a sector dedicated to the press so that they can register the arrival of the celestial delegation.”

David Ornstein and the player’s father have confirmed that Torreira will join Arsenal while the player confirmed he postponed a medical with the club until his World Cup was over.