Sampdoria’s president Massimo Ferrero has confirmed that the club has agreed to sell midfielder Lucas Torreira for €30 million.
It’s yet to be confirmed that Arsenal are the club that have bought the Uruguay international although it’s been widely reported that personal terms have been agreed and that the deal will be ratified by the Gunners when the player’s World Cup duty ends.
Torreira came off the bench in Uruguay’s opening game in Russia as they beat Egypt with a 90th-minute winner.
Speaking to Italian TV station TMW, Ferrero revealed: “Torreira has left for €30million, I bought him from Pescara when nobody believed in him.
“We took a gamble on him and we won, paying just €3million. The money that comes in will be used to capitalise the company.”
He’d earlier stated: “Sampdoria do not sell unless there are excellent offers.
“We do not look for buyers. We have natural talents whose values increase exponentially.
“Sampdoria is a stepping stone. It’s a family-run club and that allows players to grow up.
“It’s normal they have aspirations to play for big clubs, but I do not need to sell out.”
Unai Emery has already welcomed right-back Stephan Lichtsteiner and goalkeeper Bernd Leno to the club, while centre-back Sokratis is due to sign from Borussia Dortmund in July.