Arsenal agree deal to sign Sampdoria’s Lucas Torreira

Last Updated: Jun 13 2018 17:16

FOOTBALL- British club Arsenal has agreed a £26.4m (€30m) deal to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira on Tuesday.

Torreira, 22, have a £21.9m (€25m) release clause in his contract, which has another four years to run. But Arsenal threw in the extra €5m to beat off competition from Napoli.

Arsenal has offered him a five year deal which Torreira is yet to sign.

Torreira would become the new Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s second signing after the capture of the former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner.