Unai Emery wants Arsenal to sign 21-year-old PSG star

Mexico's forward Hirving Lozano holds the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Brazil and Mexico at the Samara Arena in Samara

Unai Emery wants Arsenal to sign 21-year-old PSG star

Arsenal will hope Torreira's stock can rise like that of worldwide team-mate Rodrigo Bentancur, another promising midfielder who impressed in his maiden season at Juventus last term.

Lucas Torreira is now with the Uruguay national team for the World Cup and his father Ricardo Torreira has revealed that his son rejected doing a medical of Arsenal while in Russian Federation because they found it inconveniencing to them yet he is focussing at his national duty.

Emery has already started to rebuild the Gunners squad, bringing in experienced defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, as well as highly rated young goalkeeper Bernd Leno. But, Arsenal now seem to be leading the race to sign him.

The midfielder has been hugely impressive for Uruguay during the World Cup and has showcased numerous skills which have been missing from Arsenal's own midfield in recent years.

Emery knows the midfielder well having worked with him while in charge of the Spanish club. Max Stake £1. Winnings paid in free bets.

However, Ricardo Torreira insists his son will complete his switch to Arsenal after the World Cup as they have given us their word and are satisfied with the terms we've put on the table.

Torreira has really shown his influence for an Uruguay side which plays in the quarter-finals against France on Friday.

"It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal".

"The deal is virtually done and only Lucas' arrival is remaining".

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