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00:40  12 july  2018
00:40  12 july  2018 Source:

Arsenal's Torreira declares himself a fan of Verratti

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

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder serves as inspiration to the new Arsenal signing.

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 £26 million (€30m/$34m) move from Sampdoria to Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, after featuring heavily in Uruguay's run to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Torreira began his career in his native Uruguay before joining Pescara's youth system in 2013 and has earned comparisons to the Italy international.

The equally diminutive Verratti also came through the Pescara academy, having been born in the city, before his move in 2012 to PSG.

Lucas Torreira refuses to do Arsenal medical in Russia

  Lucas Torreira refuses to do Arsenal medical in Russia Despite Lucas Torreira looking set to join Arsenal, he has reportedly turned down the chance to complete a medical in Russia. The player’s father Ricardo Torreira told Fox Sports Argentina that nothing will happen until after the World Cup. “It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal. There are many clubs who contacted us but we have given our word to Arsenal and are very satisfied with what they offered.” “The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining. Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russia but we decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient, it is not the right time.” Arsenal are expected to complete a deal to sign the player from Sampdoria and wanted to speed up the process by carrying out a medical in Russia, something that is very common during international tournaments. However, Torreira wants to remain focused on Uruguay’s progression in the tournament before thinking about his next move. Uruguay are in action this afternoon against France for a place in the semi-finals of the competition. Torreira is expected to undergo a medical in London when his participation in the World Cup is over.

Max Meyer looked to be an early front-runner before he declared himself (rather oddly) for Hoffenheim. More from Pain in the Arsenal . Arsenal : Starting XI with Sokratis, Bernd Leno and Lucas Torreira .

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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 featured in all five of Uruguay's World Cup matches and started the last three as Oscar Tabarez's men reached the quarter-finals before losing 2-0 to France.

The combative midfielder reflected on the experience, saying: "I feel very proud of it, it all turned out great for me.

"I wasn't part of the team during the World Cup qualifiers, but eventually I made it to the World Cup. It was marvellous to experience World Cup moments with the Uruguay squad family.

Torreira unaware of Arsenal fans' flight-tracking antics

  Torreira unaware of Arsenal fans' flight-tracking antics Arsenal's Lucas Torreira said he was looking forward to playing in front of the fans who sent him a deluge of messages via social media.Lucas Torreira was unaware that Arsenal fans tracked his flight to London when he travelled to sign for the club in a reported £26million switch from Sampdoria.

What sort of player can Arsenal fans expect? Like Verratti , Torreira is an combative, energetic defensive midfielder who relies on his reading of the game to intercept passes and drive his team forward.

"It has all happened very quickly," Torreira told Arsenal Player. "I left to Italy from Uruguay when I was 17. 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.

"I tried to enjoy the World Cup as much as I could."

Gunners supporters followed developments in Torreira's transfer closely and details of which flight the 22-year-old boarded to London were shared on social media before his arrival at Emirates Stadium.

While the Uruguay international was unaware his journey was being documented, he said he was inundated with messages from Arsenal fans who had gotten wind of his move to Unai Emery's side.

When asked about the flight-tracking supporters, the World Cup quarter-finalist told Arsenal's official website: "No, I didn't know about it, but I am here and I will see them all soon.

"For a while I've been receiving loads of messages in my social media accounts. I guess it's all down to the fact there were talks of me moving to Arsenal even before the World Cup started.

"I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way. It's a very positive thing that people want to welcome me. It makes me feel comfortable. Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice."

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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