Sport Lucas Torreira refuses to do Arsenal medical in Russia

14:36  06 july  2018
14:36  06 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Lucas Torreira to undergo Arsenal medical after the World Cup

  Lucas Torreira to undergo Arsenal medical after the World Cup The father of Arsenal target Lucas Torreira has revealed that his son will undergo a medical with Premier League side Arsenal after the world cup, according to a report on Football Italia. The Sampdoria midfielder has been strongly linked with a move to the Gunners and is set to join the London club for around €30 million. The central midfielder has been in good form for Uruguay during the World Cup, helping them reach the quarter-final of the tournament by beating Portugal. When speaking about his son’s situation, Torreira’s father said: “I want the best for my son and I also know that Arsenal showed a lot of interest in him.” “It’s not done, neither is it official because he hasn’t signed anything, but there’s a great chance that Lucas’ future will be in England.” “There was no problem in the negotiations, and the latest is that as soon as the World Cup ends, he’ll go to London for a medical.” New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is a huge admirer of Torreira and believes he will add tenacity to the Gunners’ midfield, an area of the squad that has been heavily criticised in recent seasons.

Arsenal agreed a £26.5m (€30m) deal with Sampdoria for midfielder Torreira international a number of weeks ago but the move has been on hold due to Uruguay’s progression at the World Cup. Gunners bosses were willing to fly medical staff out to Russia to put the 22-year-old through his paces.

Lucas Torreira rejects chance to undergo Arsenal medical - but Gunners transfer "virtually done ". Emery is putting his stamp on Arsenal (Image: Arsenal FC). " Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russia but we decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient, it is not the right

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Despite Lucas Torreira looking set to join Arsenal, he has reportedly turned down the chance to complete a medical in Russia.

The player’s father Ricardo Torreira told Fox Sports Argentina that nothing will happen until after the World Cup.

“It is as good as a fact that Lucas will join Arsenal. There are many clubs who contacted us but we have given our word to Arsenal and are very satisfied with what they offered.”

“The deal is virtually done and only the arrival of Lucas is remaining. Arsenal offered to do the medical examinations in Russia but we decided against it because we felt it’s inconvenient, it is not the right time.”

Arsenal are expected to complete a deal to sign the player from Sampdoria and wanted to speed up the process by carrying out a medical in Russia, something that is very common during international tournaments.

However, Torreira wants to remain focused on Uruguay’s progression in the tournament before thinking about his next move.

Uruguay are in action this afternoon against France for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Torreira is expected to undergo a medical in London when his participation in the World Cup is over.

Arsenal man reveals pride at joining the Gunners .
New Arsenal signing Lucas Torreira has spoken out about the personal phone call with Unai Emery that convinced him to sign with the club, as well as his pride at being the first Uruguayan ‘Gunner’. Talking to Uruguayan outlet Ovacion, Torreira said: “When he called me, I could not believe it, I was in a hotel with a friend, and I got nervous. It was difficult for me to talk because receiving the call of a coach of such an important team generates many things.” “We talked about several things. He also did not want to fill my head with too much because I knew the World Cup was coming, and that I was focused on that.” Talking about how it feels to be the first Uruguayan to play for Arsenal, Torreira went on to say: “It gives me tremendous pride. When we were signing we talked about that. It’s something great for me, and I really enjoy it because I know what it has cost me to get here. That’s why today life rewards me with this prize.

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