Sunday, 26 August 2018

Lucas Torreira Reveals What Luis Saurez Told Him About Arsenal That Convinced Him To Join

Lucas Torreira has admitted he would never have found his way into Unai Emery’s squad if fellow compatriot and Barcelona forward Luis Suárez hadn’t put a word in for him during his transfer.

Torreira completed a move to join Arsenal last month from Sampdoria for a reported 26 million pounds.

The midfielder although not overbearing in his appearance, but he made up for that beign one of the best ball winners in the Italian Serie A.

Best known for quickly closing in on attackers, Torreira has also been heaped with plenty of praised for the luxury of experience he brings to the field of play, despite being 22.

It has always been the Uruguayan dream to play in the Premier League, particularly in a club that packs a lot of history like Arsenal.

But all that would never have happened if Luis Suárez had not spoken to Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Raul Sanllehi.
The 22-year-old said: “Luis Suarez was very helpful,” Torreira said. “He spoke to Raul [Sanllehi], who brought many players to Barcelona.

“I was really grateful to Luis and only a short time ago I sent him a message of thanks.

“He told me how wonderful the Premier League is, describing it as the best, and he said what a great time he had at
Liverpool.”

He added: “I find it amazing that all my life I’ve dreamt of playing in the Premier League and now I’m part of the Arsenal team, wearing this iconic shirt with all its history.
“The fact that I am here today feels like a huge reward.”

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