Lucas Torreira had plenty of Arsenal fans excited this weekend after his excellent midfield performance for Uruguay against Portugal at the World Cup on Saturday night.
Reported by The Daily Mail to be on the verge of a move to the Emirates Stadium this week, he’s been one of the break-out stars at this summer’s tournament in Russia.
The paper say he will cost the Gunners £25m, which could be a potential bargain given the level of his display against the reigning European champions Portugal.
His tenacious midfield play was crucial to their 2-1 win against Cristiano Ronaldo’s outfit, demonstrating he is the kind of player that Arsenal have been really lacking in the middle of the park in recent seasons.
Still just 22 years of age, he has the potential to be a mainstay at the Emirates for years to come after learning his trade in Italy with Pescara and Sampdoria.
These Arsenal fans took to Twitter to share their excitement about his potential signing…
Lucas Torreira looks like the midfielder Arsenal have been crying out for since 2006.
— AFCAMDEN (@AFCAMDEN) June 30, 2018
If Arsenal do sign Torreira, do we get Ronaldo for free in his pocket?#PITBULL
— Moh Haider (@ArsenalMoh8) June 30, 2018
My word. Can we please just announce Torreira now @Arsenal….
— Chris Davison (@cdavison_afc) June 30, 2018
Torreira is an annoying little bastard; exactly what we need at Arsenal.
— El Che (@SegunEmdin) June 30, 2018
Lucas Torreira looks some Player.
— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) June 30, 2018
Have we confirmed Torreira yet?! @Arsenal
Can we do so ASAP please!
— NepentheZ (@NepentheZ) June 30, 2018
If Uruguay are still in Russia, maybe we should just go and give Torreira the Arsenal Jersey there. He doesn't need a medical, does he? Absolute Beast today! I like the way he doesn't allow his height limit him.
— Tiaraoluwa (@Demydeee) June 30, 2018
Just seen Lucas Torreira tackle someone with his forehead, sign him up Arsenal. #URU
— Clarke (@ClarkeHutchison) June 30, 2018