Lucas Torreira (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Lucas Torreira has confirmed he's on
his way to London to undergo a medical at Arsenal following Uruguay's
elimination from the 2018 Soccer World Cup.
The Sampdoria midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the
Emirates Stadium and is expected to be among Unai Emery's new signings
ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
Reports in Italy had suggested that La Samp and the Gunners had
already agreed a deal for the Uruguay international, but the transfer
was put on hold until after his participation in Russia.
Emery has already brought in Greece defender Sokratis
Papastathopoulos, Switzerland right-back Stefan Lichtsteiner and Germany
goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
The north Londoners are also said to have held talks with Sevilla
over Steven N'Zonzi, who previously worked with Emery at the Spanish
club, and also played for Blackburn and Stoke in the Premier League.
Torreira told Telenoche: "I would've been very happy to fly back with my team-mates, but this is such a big opportunity and I can't waste it.
"It was the same when leaving Uruguay at a young age to play in
Italy, as I knew this was the opportunity of a lifetime to progress as a
person and help my family.