Ian Wright rates new Arsenal signing Lucas Torreira
Ian Wright believes Arsenal have made an excellent addition to their squad in the shape of Lucas Torreira but believes the Uruguay star will need time to adapt to his new surroundings.
Unai Emery clinched the signing of the former Sampdoria midfielder on Tuesday following Uruguays elimination from the World Cup.
Arsene Wengers successor has been busy in the transfer market this summer as he sets about the task of strengthening the squad he inherited from the long-serving Frenchman and club legend Wright is heartened by the business the former PSG boss has conducted.
Great momentum in this window, Wright wrote on Twitter. Sokratis and Lichtsteiners age and experience balanced off with one (maybe two) exciting young players
Great season & WC for Torreira and he could slot straight in but will need some time to settle. Patience key.
The 22-year-old will now enjoyed an extended holiday after he featured prominently in Russia and Emery cannot wait to start working with his most expensive signing of the summer.
In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game, Emery told the Arsenal website.
A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup.
He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.
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