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Arsenal sign Uruguay star Torreira

10 Jul 2018
Lucas Torreira, Arsenal

Midfielder joins from Sampdoria after helping country to FIFA 2018 World Cup quarter-final

Arsenal have announced the signing of Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old Uruguay midfielder is Unai Emery’s fourth signing as Arsenal head coach.

"We have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game, a midfielder with great quality," Emery told the club's official website.

Torreira was one of Uruguay's key players in their progress to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

He has been given the No 11 shirt and will join Arsenal for pre-season in early August.

Arsenal's 2018/19 Premier League begins at home to champions Manchester City on 12 August.

See: Summer 2018 transfers - All the deals

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