New Arsenal signing reacts to Gunners transfer: I feel calm
Lucas Torreira is relaxed about his move to Arsenal from Sampdoria
Lucas Torreira has insisted that he is feeling calm about his move to Arsenal.
The 23-year-old has taken a big step in his career following a move to Arsenal in a reported £26m deal from Serie A giants Sampdoria.
Torreira has signed a long-term deal with the Gunners to become the fourth new signing since Unai Emery’s appointment as Arsene Wenger’s successor.
The Uruguay international impressed with a series of excellent performances in the World Cup to get Arsenal supporters excited about his proposed move.
Torreira was particularly impressive in Uruguay’s 2-1 win against Portugal in the round of 16 after the Arsenal signing managed to keep Cristiano Ronaldo quiet.
The South American holding midfielder will be tasked with improving Emery’s options in the middle of the park ahead of the new Premier League season.
Speaking to Arsenal’s website about his move to the Emirates Stadium this summer, Torreira said:
“I feel calm. I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way. It’s a very positive thing that people want to welcome me. It makes me feel comfortable. Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice.”
Arsenal signed experienced Switzerland international Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A giants Juventus in May.
The Gunners have also brought in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a £20m deal.
The north London outfit have also brought on Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund earlier this week.