Lucas Torreira confirms imminent Arsenal move

Image result for Lucas TorreiraSampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira has confirmed that he is on the verge of joining Arsenal this summer.

The Gunners have been locked in talks with Sampdoria for a number of weeks, but Uruguay's exit from the World Cup is understood to have accelerated the deal.

A £25m fee has been agreed between the two parties, and the 22-year-old has now confirmed that he is heading to London to undergo a medical ahead of completing the switch.

"I would have been very happy to be able to return to Uruguay with my teammates, but this is a fantastic opportunity (to join Arsenal) and I do not want to waste it," Torreira told Telenoche.

Torreira is expected to become Arsenal's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Soktratis Papasthathopoulous.