Arsenal fans are absolutely losing it over the links to Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, praying their club can get a deal over the line.
Earlier this week, Gazzetto Dello Sport claimed Arsenal had entered the race to sign Torreira, alongside the likes of Napoli and Borussia Dortmund.
According to the report out of Sampdoria, the Italian club are happy for Arsenal to trigger the midfielder’s €25m (£22m) release clause, and are just waiting for terms to be agreed with the player.
The feisty Uruguayan is heavily linked with a move to Napoli as Jorginho’s replacement, so reports should certainly be taken with a pinch of salt, but there is definitely interest from the Gunners.
Unai Emery is likely to instil a high tempo pressing style at the Emirates, and the tenacious Torreira would be a perfect fit alongside Granit Xhaka, allowing the Swiss international to fire on all cylinders.
Arsenal fans are absolutely loving the links, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
If Arsenal bring Lucas Torreira for 25m it'll be our, if not the Premier League, signing of the summer. The exact little pitbull we need beside Xhaka, fulfils our need for both a ball winner and needle player all in one.
— ™️ (@TheFalseNein) June 8, 2018
He’d be the perfect signing. That’s exactly why we’ll make a mess of it and miss out lol
— Sohum (@ArSensei_Sohum) June 8, 2018
Feels like one of the most modern types of footballer is the diminutive ballwinner/press evader. Little fellas you can’t see coming and don’t know where they’ve gone, and I love that we’re getting one
— Sven’s Denim Tailor (@RamboBrain) June 8, 2018
Reminds me a bit of Verratti at PSG. Good at both tackling and distributing. Quality footballer no doubt. Let’s hope the board get this deal over the line! ??
— TB from KC (@KC_Gooner10) June 9, 2018
Fabinho was my 1st choice for this position but Torreira was also in my top 3 so very happy if we get it over the line.
— Steven Palmer (@Ginger_Luddite) June 8, 2018
Yes. He’s sick Napoli wanted him to replace Jorginho and some city fans want torriera instead for his cheap buy out clause . Would be a good signing
— PepsBlues (@_TheSheikh) June 8, 2018
Better than Kante
— Mo? (@KingHenryAFC) June 8, 2018