Lucas Torreira’s father says his son will have a medical in London after the World Cup, as the Uruguayan’s transfer to Arsenal looks more and more certain to happen.
According to the president of Torreira’s current club Sampdoria, the Serie A club have already agreed a fee of €30m to sell the player. Whilst he didn’t specifically mention Arsenal, various rumours suggest that’s where the 22-year-old is off to.
The player’s father was even more explicit in talking about the potential move. He denied anything is signed, but explained to Italian radio that medical examinations are scheduled for after the World Cup.
“Lucas to Arsenal? I want the best for my son and I also know that Arsenal has shown great interest in him,” he said. “It’s not done, it’s not official because he has not signed anything. But there’s a great chance that Lucas’ future will be in England.
“There was no problem in the negotiation, and the last update we have is that as soon as the World Cup ends, he will go to London for medical examinations and to sort everything necessary.”
Until the midfielder puts pen to paper, I think a lot of Arsenal fans are going to continue growing nervous about the deal. Even if the North London club do appear to have full agreement with Sampdoria.
At the moment, Torreira’s performances for Uruguay are making supporters equally excited and worried about another top club swooping in to steal the deal away. The midfielder effectively shut down Cristiano Ronaldo in the last-16, which the world didn’t fail to notice.
Hopefully Torreira continues to have a good tournament, but I personally wouldn’t mind if they fall heroically to France in the next round.