Arsenal supporters have been making all sort of rounds on social media over the club’s link with Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, hoping the club can get a deal over the line for the midfielder.
Earlier this week, Italian outlet Gazzetto Dello Sport claimed the Gunners had entered the race to sign Torreira, alongside whilst reporting the likes of Napoli and Borussia Dortmund are also interested in the player.
The report tagged the Gunners “mean business” in the race to sign the midfielder and local outlet sampnews24 have now added fuel to the fire, claiming the club have actually agreed a deal with the Italian club.
According to reporting from Sampdoria, the club are keen on seeing Arsenal triggering the midfielder’s €25m (£22m) release clause, and are just waiting for terms to be agreed with Torreira.
The Uruguayan international is heavily linked with Napoli as Jorginho’s replacement, so Arsenal are bound to face keen competition from the Serie club.
And despite Napoli being able to challenge Arsenal to the signing of the player, Gunners fans are absolutely loving the links with the midfielder, and you can find some of the best Twitter reaction to it down below….
Let us know your thoughts on the player’s move with Arsenal in the comment box below:
If Arsenal bring Lucas Torreira for 25m it'll be our, if not the Premier League, signing of the summer. The exact little pitbull we need beside Xhaka, fulfils our need for both a ball winner and needle player all in one.
— ™️ (@TheFalseNein) June 8, 2018
Forget N'Golo Kante, Arsenal's potential signing Lucas Torreira would be the new subject in Premier League 2018/19.
— Ojo Olayiwola Adisa ?? (@Olayiwolar1) June 11, 2018
He'd be the perfect signing. That's exactly why we'll make a mess of it and miss out lol
— Sohum (@ArSensei_Sohum) June 8, 2018
Feels like one of the most modern types of footballer is the diminutive ballwinner/press evader. Little fellas you can’t see coming and don’t know where they’ve gone, and I love that we’re getting one
— Sven’s Denim Tailor (@RamboBrain) June 8, 2018
Reminds me a bit of Verratti at PSG. Good at both tackling and distributing. Quality footballer no doubt. Let’s hope the board get this deal over the line! ??
— TB from KC (@KC_Gooner10) June 9, 2018
Fabinho was my 1st choice for this position but Torreira was also in my top 3 so very happy if we get it over the line.
— Steven Palmer (@Ginger_Luddite) June 8, 2018
Yes. He's sick Napoli wanted him to replace Jorginho and some city fans want torriera instead for his cheap buy out clause . Would be a good signing
— PepsBlues (@_TheSheikh) June 8, 2018
Better than Kante
— Mo? (@KingHenryAFC) June 8, 2018