Sport Torreira unaware of Arsenal fans' flight-tracking antics

22:19  10 july  2018
22:19  10 july  2018 Source:   goal.com

Arsenal's Torreira declares himself a fan of Verratti

  Arsenal's Torreira declares himself a fan of Verratti The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder serves as inspiration to the new Arsenal signingArsenal new boy Lucas Torreira has revealed that he is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

Lucas Torreira is an Arsenal player at last - and he is delighted to have made the move to north London. We sat down with him for his first interview with the club, and this is what he told us about it Did you know the fans were tracking your flight to London online?

When asked if he knew Arsenal 's fans were tracking his flights , he said: "No, I didn't know about it, but I am here and I will see them all soon." Torreira impressed for Uruguay (Image: AFP). Arsenal fans tracked the 22-year-old's flight to London (Image: Getty Images Europe).

lucastorreira-cropped: Uruguay and Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira © Provided by Goal Uruguay and Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira was unaware that Arsenal fans tracked his flight to London when he travelled to sign for the club in a reported £26million switch from Sampdoria.

Gunners supporters followed developments in Torreira's transfer closely and details of which flight the 22-year-old boarded to London were shared on social media before his arrival at Emirates Stadium.

While the Uruguay international was unaware his journey was being documented, he said he was inundated with messages from Arsenal fans who had gotten wind of his move to Unai Emery's side.

Arsenal's Torreira declares himself a fan of Verratti

  Arsenal's Torreira declares himself a fan of Verratti Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti serves as inspiration to Arsenal's new signing Lucas Torreira.Arsenal new boy Lucas Torreira has revealed that he is a fan of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti.

GETTY. Lucas Torreira can’t wait to impress the Arsenal fans . Torreira has finally joined the Gunners in a £27m transfer from Sampdoria after several weeks of speculation. The 22-year-old midfielder put his move on hold to focus on helping Uruguay in the World Cup and flew to London following their

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When asked about the flight-tracking supporters, the World Cup quarter-finalist told Arsenal's official website: "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 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."

Torreira featured in all five of Uruguay's World Cup matches and started the last three as Oscar Tabarez's men reached the quarter-finals before losing 2-0 to France.

The combative midfielder reflected on the experience, saying: "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."

Midfielder turns down two Champions League sides to join Arsenal .
Lucas Torreira’s agent has confirmed that the player turned down offers from Borussia Dortmund and Napoli in order to join Arsenal. Speaking to Sampdoria News, Pablo Betancourt confirmed that the new Arsenal midfielder was a man in-demand this summer. Whilst they remain unnamed, Betancourt revealed there was also some interest from clubs in La Liga. “Lucas was also requested by Borussia Dortmund, Naples and some Spanish teams, but there was a word agreement with Arsenal, everything was closed even at the club level. I am convinced that Arsenal is currently the ideal team to continue the path of growth.” Torreira impressed last season at Sampdoria, catching the eye of several teams in and around Europe. The diminutive midfielder would also go on to impress during the World Cup in Russia, but Arsenal won the race to sign the player. Both Dortmund and Napoli would have been able to offer the player Champions League football, something Arsenal are unable to do, but he has chosen the Premier League. Torreira is set to be a key figure in Unai Emery’s side next season, with the Gunners boasting a new-look squad under the former Paris Saint-Germain boss.

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