Arsenal agree deal for highly rated midfielder Torreira
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The 22-year-old, who has also drawn interest from Napoli, has a 22m pounds release clause which the Gunners are happy to meet to bring Torreira to the Emirates Stadium this summer – agent fees could prove a stumbling block, however.
New manager Unai Emery is overhauling the defence and strengthening the midfield ahead of the 2018/19 season. After Arsenal finished sixth in the EPL table, 37 points off champions Man City, and conceded 51 goals in 38 games, big changes were needed.
The Uruguayan international has racked up 74 appearances in all competitions since joining Sampdoria from Pescara in 2015.
He’s a defensive-minded player who will provide much-needed substance to the Arsenal midfield and could be a replacement for Jack Wilshere, whose future at the Emirates is uncertain this summer. Aaron Ramsey could also be leaving, as his contracthas 12 months to run and he isn’t any closer to agreeing to an extension.
Arsenal reportedly have just 50m pounds to spend on new recruits this summer, so they have to act wisely in the transfer market. If they’re willing to spend half on Torreira, they must be sure he’d be the right fit.
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