It’s been confirmed that Arsenal is expressing a strong interest in Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira. As per the reports, they face competition from Tottenham Hotspur to land Uruguayan international.
Full Name: Lucas Sebastián Torreira Di Pascua
Date of Birth: 11 February 1996
Height: 1.68 m
But what else we know about Lucas Torreira?
Lucas Torreira is a defensive typical box-to-box midfielder who would help winning the balls and can even turn into a creator or a reliable play maker. His versatility is one of his key strengths. He’s the one that operates as the base, positioning himself in close proximity with the center backs. He is an exceptional passer with some clever vision.
His calmness under pressure and his control over the ball enables him to retain possession. He is someone who can control the pace of the game and make sure that defensive duties are put. His primarily task is to conduct play from deep, linking with team-mates, with pin-point long range balls or come out with those clever balls to unlock defence.
He has all the attributes required to succeed in Premier League.
Where would Lucas Torreira fit in at Arsenal?
Arsenal have been looking for a defensive midfielder for a while now, and Lucas Torreira may just be the bargain they needed.
He would straight away fit into the three man midfield we are likely to play next season alongside Granit Xhaka and Aaron Ramsey. Which means Aaron Ramsey will be pardoned of his defensive duties and Granit Xhaka is likely play more free role with defensive responsibilities.
Torreira has proven his fitness as well as consistency with Sampdoria in last couple of seasons. The season-long partnership of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira excites me.