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22:05  11 july  2018
22:05  11 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Arsenal's Torreira declares himself a fan of Verratti

  Arsenal's Torreira declares himself a fan of Verratti The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder serves as inspiration to the new Arsenal signingArsenal new boy Lucas Torreira has revealed that he is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

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Ever since he burst on to the scene, Lucas Torreira has been compared to Marco Verratti - and our new midfielder is a big fan of the PSG midfielder. The 22-year-old spoke to Arsenal Media about similarities, and also his ambitions for the future.

Lucas Torreira in action for Uruguay © Provided by Goal Lucas Torreira in action for Uruguay

Arsenal new boy Lucas Torreira has revealed that he is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

Torreira completed his £26million move from Sampdoria to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, after featuring heavily in Uruguay's run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Speaking to Arsenal media, Torreira said: ''I try to look up to the best players and steal something from all of them.

''It is true that I really like Verratti. I spent two years in his former club Pescara and supporters compared me to him. I went on checking his style and I liked it.''

Torreira began his career in his native Uruguay before joining Pescara's youth system in 2013.

The equally diminutive Verratti also came through the Pescara academy, having been born in the city.

Medical planned for today as Arsenal close in on another summer transfer .
Lucas Torreira will reportedly undergo a medical at Arsenal on Monday as he finally closes in on his move to London. The Metro reports that the player has flown into London following Uruguay’s exit from the World Cup in Russia. The Gunners have agreed to pay Sampdoria £26.4 million for the services of the midfielder who impressed during Uruguay’s route to the quarter-finals. Torreira’s move has been expected to go through for some time but the deal was held up by the player’s participation at the World Cup. Arsenal had hoped that they could do the medical out in Russia, something that regularly happens through international tournaments, but Torreira rejected that opportunity in order to stay focused on the task at hand. The player has confirmed that he could not put the move off any longer. Speaking to Telenoche at the Airport on Sunday prior to his flight to England, the player spoke about the opportunity he has to join Arsenal. “I would have been very happy to be able to return to Uruguay with my teammates, but this is a fantastic opportunity [to join Arsenal] and I do not want to waste it.

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