Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira prepares for a medical at Arsenal

After Uruguay’s World Cup campaign came to an end, the Sampdoria midfielder is ready to take his chance of a transfer to the Premier League
Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira has confirmed he is close to completing a move to Arsenal as he prepares for a medical at the Premier League club.

Torreira, 22, is close to sealing a switch to England after two seasons with Sampdoria in Serie A.

The midfielder, who made five appearances at the World Cup, confirmed he was set for a medical at Arsenal, denying him a chance to return to Montevideo with the rest of the Uruguay squad.

“I was very happy to leave for Uruguay with my team-mates,” Torreira told Telenoche, “but this is a good opportunity and I don’t want to waste it.”

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