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Lucas Torreira confirms Arsenal move ahead of medical

Torreira confirms Arsenal move ahead of medical

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After Uruguay's World Cup campaign came to an end, Lucas Torreira confirmed he was close to joining Arsenal.

Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira confirmed he was close to completing a move to Arsenal as he prepares for a medical at the Premier League club. Torreira, 22, is close to sealing a switch to England after two seasons with Sampdoria in Serie A. The midfielder, who made five appearances at the World Cup, confirmed he was set for a medical at Arsenal, denying him a chance to return to Montevideo with the rest of the Uruguay squad.

Lucas Torreira (right) in action against France

Arsenal move "a great opportunity" for Torreira

"I was very happy to leave for Uruguay with my team-mates," Torreira told Telenoche, having helped his nation reach the quarter-finals in Russia. "But this is a good opportunity and I don't want to waste it."

Fourth acquisition

Torreira will join Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos as pre-season signings at Arsenal.

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