Arsenal Agreed £26.4m Deal to Sign 22-year-old Versatile Midfielder

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Arsenal have reportedly agreed a £26.4 million deal to sign Lucas Torreira from Serie A outfits Sampdoria, as reported by The Guardian.

The 22-year-old midfielder has  £21.9 million release clause in his current deal with the Italian club, however, the Gunners decided to add the extra money to beat Napoli and secure the services of Torreira.

Arsenal have offered the midfielder to a five-year deal and he will help them to add some much-needed solidity at their midfield area.

Torreira is expected to become the Gunners second signing of the summer after they acquired Serie A champions Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free transfer.

Swiss captain is familiar with Torreira after the pair have spent the majority of their playing careers in Serie A so far, however, at different clubs. They will now link up at Emirates Stadium.

The Emirates as Emery attempts to return the north London club back to the top four and beyond.

Torreira was named in Uruguay’s provisional 26-man squad for the World Cup this month. He’s made one appearance for the nation before, and that was in a 2-0 win over the Czech Republic back in March.