Date: 20th June 2018 at 5:00pm
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Sampdoria have confirmed that Torreira will join for £26million this summer.

The 22-year-old midfielder is currently in Russia with the Uruguay squad for the World Cup and is expected to complete his move to once the tournament has finished, according to club Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero.

Ferrero told SportItalia, as reported by

“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 to grow up. It’s normal they have aspirations to play for big clubs, but I do not need to sell out.

“Torreira has left for €30 million. I bought him from when no one believed.

“We bet and we won, paying just €3 million. The money that comes in is used to keep the club going.

“Sampdoria is a stepping stone. It’s a family-run club and that allows to grow up.”

Torreira will become ’s fourth summer signing, having already acquired the services of Stephan Lichtsteiner on a free from Juventus, Bernd Leno from Beyer Leverkusen for just under £20million, while it is thought that centre-back Papastathopoulos is due to be confirmed in July.

Torreira will replace Jack Wilshere who recently confirmed he will be leaving after a 17-year stay due to footballing reasons.

It will remain to be seen whether the Uruguayan will feature regularly for with Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka likely to be Emery’s midfielder duo next season.