Lucas Torreira - I'm looking forward to 'new adventure' with Arsenal
PUBLISHED: 16:13 10 July 2018
Lucas Torreira has signed for Arsenal in a £25 million deal on a five-year contract.
The wait is finally over. Arsenal have signed Uruguay World Cup star Lucas Torreira from Serie A side Sampdoria in a £25 million deal on a five-year-contract.
Read on for a Q&A with the Uruguay star after he spoke to Arsenal.com on Tuesday afternoon.
How excited are you to be an Arsenal player?
I feel very happy. I want to make the most of this opportunity life has given me. I am really looking forward to starting this new adventure.
Arsenal fans have been tracking your flight to London online – what do you think of that?
No, I didn’t know about it, but I am here and I will see them all soon.
For a while I’ve been receiving loads of messages in my social media accounts.
I guess it’s all down to the fact there were talks of me moving to Arsenal even before the World Cup started.
I am very happy and I hope I can meet all the fans very soon.
I feel calm. I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way.
It’s a very positive thing that people want to welcome me. It makes me feel comfortable.
Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice.
How proud are you to represent your country, Uruguay?
I feel very proud of it, it all turned out great for me.
I wasn’t part of the team during the World Cup qualifiers, but eventually I made it to the World Cup.
It was marvellous to experience World Cup moments with the Uruguay squad family. I tried to enjoy the World Cup as much as I could.
Arsenal fans enjoyed the footage of you at the World Cup challenging Cristiano Ronaldo...
That was one of the games I enjoyed the most. We made a terrific effort against Portugal and we ended up winning the game and qualifying for the quarter-finals.
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