>
My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Arsenal fans face frustration over £25M Lucas Torreira deal

Arsenal fans are being forced to wait for Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira's arrival to be confirmed.

Torreira will have to wait to complete his £25million switch to Arsenal after he led his Uruguay side to the World Cup quarter-finals.

The Daily Mail says personal terms and the £25m fee being paid to Sampdoria are finalised, but Torreira will continue to focus on his country's attempts to win a third World Cup title.

Torreira played the full 90 minutes in Sochi as Edinson Cavani's double took Uruguay past Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal.

Torreira is set to become new Arsenal boss Unai Emery's third signing of the summer after Swiss right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bayer Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the Dortmund centre-back, is also on the verge of joining the club, having completed a medical ahead of a £17m move.

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?