Arsenal are understood to have agreed a £26.4million deal to land Torreira this summer season however the Gunners have needed to wait to finish the signing of the 22-year-old midfielder.
Torreira confirmed that he selected to delay his medical till after Uruguay’s participation in Russia and it seems the Sampdoria man is on his solution to north London imminently.
An official statement from Uruguay’s FA revealed that Torreira was not on the flight with the remainder of his team-mates as they headed again to Montevideo following a 2-Zero defeat to France.
‘A charter flight will return 17 of the 23 players that make up the squad. Carlos Sanchez, Lucas Torreira, Gaston Silva, Martin Silva, Cristhian Stuani and Rodrigo Bentancur will not return with the delegation,’ the statement learn.
Arsenal have already signed Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Bernd Leno and it’s anticipated that Torreira can be unveiled subsequent week.
Torreira hailed Uruguay’s ‘magnificent’ World Cup marketing campaign after their defeat to France in Nizhny Novgorod.
‘Being part of this squad in this World Cup, the truth that it was something magnificent,’ he stated.
‘We go dwelling with our heads held excessive as a result of we knew methods to go away every part till the top.
Asked if he postponed his medical with Arsenal till after the World Cup, Torreira responded: ‘Yes, we might have carried out issues in another way, however I didn’t need to take into consideration different issues.
‘The World Cup is essential and being a part of this squad meant so much to me.
‘But now I’ve extra time my future can be very clear.
‘The important thing is that I’m completely satisfied to have been a part of this squad and this World Cup, so I thank all of the individuals who accompanied us.’
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