Departing Sampdoria midfielder Torreira put in an all-action display for Uruguay as they shocked Portugal in the World Cup round of 16 clash yesterday.
Neville thinks Torreira was crucial in Uruguay holding on to their 2-1 lead and could be a shrewd signing by Unai Emery.
He said: “The two centre-backs played well against Cristiano Ronaldo tonight but everything that came into that box they had to clear.
“They will have to do that against France.
“Torreira, the defensive midfielder, he gets back in every time.
“I don't know how many times, but he's always there to clear it.
“In both boxes they are an excellent team. They are an experienced outfit who play to their strengths."