NEWS
Friday July 13 2018
Torreira: ‘See you later’ Samp

Arsenal new boy Lucas Torreira says his departure from Sampdoria is only a ‘see you later’ after wearing ‘the most beautiful jersey in the world’.

Torreira only spent two of his three years at Samp in their first team, but the Uruguay midfielder made it clear just how much the Blucerchiati meant to him, having since joined Arsenal in a €30m deal.

“Goodbye is too strong a word, so I’ll just say ‘see you later’,” he wrote on Instagram.

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Tuesday July 10 2018
Official: Arsenal sign Torreira

Arsenal have officially confirmed the signing of Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, for what is thought to be a €30m fee.

There has been the basis of a deal in place for some time, but the transfer couldn’t be completed while Uruguay were still in the World Cup.

This week though the midfielder flew out to London to complete the transfer, and he has now been officially announced as an Arsenal player.

The Gunners posted a video on their Twitter account to announce the signing, while Sampdoria released an official statement.

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NEWS
Monday July 9 2018
Ferrero: Samp want Defrel, Eder…

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero confirms his club want Roma striker Gregoire Defrel, while Inter ‘continue to offer us Eder for Dennis Praet’.

Ferrero gave an update on Samp’s business in the transfer market to Il Secolo XIX, from who will replace Emiliano Viviano and Lucas Torreira to reinforcements in attack.

“We still have to sign a goalkeeper, and from what I’ve been told, the deal for Jandrei can go through, but things often change in the market,” he told the newspaper.

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NEWS
Sunday July 8 2018
Torreira: 'Can't waste opportunity'

Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira confirmed he is flying to London for a medical with Arsenal. “I can’t waste this opportunity.”

The €30m transfer had already been agreed several weeks ago, but the move was delayed as he was participating in the World Cup.

They went out in the quarter-finals to France and the squad is flying back to Uruguay, except for Torreira.

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NEWS
Sunday July 8 2018
Torreira to Arsenal not imminent?

Lucas Torreira’s move from Sampdoria to Arsenal is not imminent despite Uruguay’s elimination from the World Cup, according to reports.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with the midfielder throughout the summer, with the transfer delayed due to the South American nation’s involvement at the tournament in Russia.

With Uruguay’s elimination confirmed after they were beaten 2-0 in Friday’s quarter-final against France, it was thought the deal would quickly be made official.

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Saturday July 7 2018
Torreira ready for Arsenal move

Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira confirmed he can now focus on completing his transfer to Arsenal now Uruguay are out of the World Cup.

A fee has been agreed for around €30m, but the move was postponed due to his international commitments.

“We could have gone about it differently, but I did not want to think about other things,” Torreira told reporters as he returned home from Russia.

“The World Cup is important and being part of this squad meant a lot to me. But now I have more time my future will be very clear. 

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NEWS
Monday July 2 2018
‘Torreira’s Arsenal medical after WC’

Lucas Torreira’s father has confirmed that the Sampdoria midfielder will undergo a medical with Arsenal after the World Cup.

Torreira is set to join Arsenal in a €30m deal, and his dad expects the transfer to be completed once Uruguay’s participation in Russia is over.

“I want the best for my son and I also know that Arsenal showed a lot of interest in him,” Ricardo told Radio Crc.

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Saturday June 30 2018
World Cup: Cavani knocks out CR7

Edinson Cavani bagged a brace to beat Portugal 2-1 and then limped off injured, as Uruguay will face France in the quarter-final.

There were plenty of Serie A representatives in the 22 starting in Sochi, including Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Lucas Torreira, Diego Laxalt, Martin Caceres and Joao Mario, but Milan forward Andre Silva was dropped to the bench.

Uruguay took first blood with a sensational diving header from former Napoli and Palermo striker Edinson Cavani on the end of a Luis Suarez cross at the back post.

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Wednesday June 20 2018
Samp confirm Torreira exit

Sampdoria have confirmed Arsenal target Lucas Torreira ‘has gone for €30m’ but warned Juventus that Dennis Praet will only leave for €26m.

Speaking to Sportitalia on Tuesday evening, Samp owner Massimo Ferrero dropped his biggest hint yet that Torreira was Arsenal-bound but stood firm over Praet and Fabio Quagliarella, while expressing no bitterness with Daniele Prade’s switch to Udinese.

“Torreira’s gone for €30m,” he told the broadcaster.

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BLOG ITALIA
Thursday June 14 2018
Torreira ideal for Arsenal

Lucas Torreira is the ideal player to improve Arsenal and represents another smart Sampdoria sale, writes Adam Summerton.

If you ask most people in North London what ‘Fray Bentos’ means to them, I’d imagine the most common reply you’d get would be ‘pies’, and with good reason, it’s an iconic British brand.

But it’s a little known fact that the food manufacturer is named after a Uruguayan port city where the products were originally processed and packaged until the 1960s. It is also the birth place of a certain Lucas Torreira, who could also be a household name in England soon.

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