Lucas Torreira has been spotted en-route to London to complete his Arsenal medicals after Uruguay were eliminated from the World Cup.
Seeing the South American knocked out of the World Cup would never to be nice to their fans but there probably more than Arsenal supporters hoping to see France kicked them out of the tournament on Friday.
Torreira has been linked with Arsenal through the summer and talks about his move to the club had stalled with the player claiming he needs to focus on his side participation at the on-going World Cup competition.
Since his side are now out of the competition, by 2-0 defeat to France, it seems that Arsenal fans dream are progressing once again.
On Sunday, the South-American country only announced that 17 of their players out of possible 23 had left Russia and were flying back home to Montevideo.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 8, 2018
Just like you would have thought, Torreira was not part of the returning team and according to reports, the Sampdoria midfielder is currently en-route to London to complete his Arsenal medicals and fans were quick to enter social media Twitter to welcome the midfielder to the club.
Some went has far as “welcoming him to Arsenal” and some say, Torreira’s coming home. Here are some of the best selected Tweets:
Torreira's coming home! He's coming home!
— ArseStat (@Arsestat_) July 6, 2018
Here’s how I think we could line up next season –
Bellerin Papa Mustafi/Calum Nacho
Ramsey Torreira Xhaka
— Arsène’s Arsenal Forever 💔 (@prath245) July 8, 2018
Torreira to be announced Monday/Tuesday pic.twitter.com/mVkPNQpnEG
— London's Red Bitches (@LondonsRedFb) July 7, 2018
Torreira is on his way…… pic.twitter.com/vIQAYGIhjp
— Boss (@boss_arsenal) July 8, 2018
He's coming home! He's coming, Torreira's coming home 😁
— Luminho🇧🇷 🏴 (@Lumos7) July 6, 2018
Lucas Torreira to Arsenal is done! ✍🏻
— Agent Mike (@AgentMike_) July 8, 2018
Lucas Torreira on his way to Heathrow. Medical pencilled in for tomorrow morning. #AFC
— ClubInsight (@TheSuccessorAFC) July 7, 2018
If we weren't signing Torreira, Arsenal's transfer window so far would be a 3/10.
— Llew (@FfwtboLlew) July 5, 2018
Sounds like Torreira is on his way to London where he will complete his medical and photos, he’s then going back to Uruguay later in the week for a short holiday, Arsenal fans have already tracked down the private jet flights leaving Moscow for London today 😂🙈
— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) July 7, 2018
Torreira is on his way…… Welcome to London. pic.twitter.com/qebLYhe5xG
— Ojo Olayiwola Adisa 🇳🇬 (@Olayiwolar1) July 8, 2018
Lucas Torreira's father: "Its 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 & are very satisfied with what they offered" pic.twitter.com/vrHzP7qn99
— Gurjit (@GurjitAFC) July 5, 2018
Torreira was excellent during the World Cup and showcased many of the traits which have been missing from Arsenal’s midfield in the last decade. Let’s hope he can bring that same performance level to the Premier League.