It is no mystery that Arsenal are looking for a midfielder, but the strongest link so far surrounds 22 year old South American, Lucas Torreira.

The Sampdoria central man is hot property, and Borussia Dortmund are also in for the young and promising Uruguayan. Torreira also has a relatively small release clause, so this deal could be a straight fight between what clubs can offer him.

Torreira apparently wants assurances over the amount of starts he will get, and with a gaping hole in our midfield for the exact type of player the Sampdoria man is, we seem like a great fit for the 22 year old.

The youngster is stronger than his frame suggests, and his ball-winning and distribution is what has seen his list of clubs looking to acquire his services rise quickly. He also has his gamesmanship levels maxed, and could be the player we need to sort our mess out on the pitch.

Playing in Serie A gives players a certain level of tactical acumen, and allied with his superb tackling and excellent work behind the ball - his acquisition could be superb business for Arsenal.

Italian sports correspondent Gianluca Di Marzio has reported on this, and apparently Sampdoria is entertaining bids in the region of Torreira’s release clause. Now it is time for Raul Sanllehi to earn his money if all this is actually happening.

With Granit Xhaka showing he is more of a distributor than ball winner, and Aaron Ramsey always far more effective in the final third, Torreira could be the man to link our team together on the pitch.

At 22 years old, he will only improve too.

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