Torreira to Arsenal is happening, but here’s why it is delayed

first_img Uruguay midfielder star Lucas Torreira is on the verge of joining Arsenal “Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russia but we decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient, it is not the right time.”Torreira and his team-mates face France in the quarter-final – live on talkSPORT – and, when he does join, will become the club’s fourth signing of the summer.New manager Unai Emery has already snapped up Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papostoupolos and Bernd Leno since taking over from Arsene Wenger.Arsenal begin their season against Premier League champions Manchester City on 12 August and have pre-season friendlies against Boreham Wood, Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla to prepare them. 2 Arsenal’s pursuit of Lucas Torreira is almost over even though he turned down an offer to complete his medical in Russia, his dad has explained.A £26million transfer from Sampdoria has been agreed, but the 22-year-old midfielder doesn’t want any distractions while he is playing for Uruguay at the World Cup. Uruguay are playing in the World Cup quarter-finals “There are many clubs who contacted us but we have given our word to Arsenal and are very satisfied with what they offered,” Ricardo Torreira told Fox Sports Argentina.“The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining. 2last_img