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Transfer News: Lucas Torreira’s Confirms €30m Move to Arsenal

Sampdoria president, Massimo Ferrero, has confirmed that Lucas Torreira is set to join Arsenal in a €30 million deal.

 Ferrero, speaking on Sportitalia on Tuesday, said they had accepted an offer for the Uruguay midfielder.

“Torreira’s gone for €30m. I bought him from Pescara when nobody believed in him.

“We gambled on him and we won, paying just €3m. The money we’re earning is necessary to increase our club’s capital,” he said.

Torreira had a release clause of €25m, but Arsenal reportedly bid more in order to pay the fee in instalments.

His arrival would help fill the void left by Jack Wilshere, who announced on Tuesday he was leaving the club when his contract.

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