Uruguay youngster Torreira ready for 'scary' Premier League move

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Lucas Torreira's father says his son will be prepared for life in the Premier League when his "scary" transfer to Arsenal is completed.

The 23-year-old - whose global career has stalled since joining Arsenal from Southampton in 2014 with the last of his three caps coming four years ago - says he is keen to prove he is worthy of a regular run out for the first team to new manager Unai Emery.

'There will be people that will accompany him, ' Ricardo told Teledoce via Goal.

"The truth is it's tough to manage the language, adapt to the [London] society and customs and at the same time not lose ours".

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According to a report from respected football expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Arsenal are keen on signing Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes this summer, but the Gunners should be wary of bringing the Portugal worldwide to the Emirates. 'But there's a whole programme getting readied for Lucas'.

Emery has already started to rebuild the Gunners squad, bringing in experienced defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, as well as highly rated young goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

So far the player has remained coy on his situation saying: "Arsenal are a good team, one of the most important in the world, but at this moment I am focused on playing for my country".

Torreira is expected to be in action next against France in the World Cup quarter-finals on Friday, where he'll have another chance to showcase why fans in north London can afford to get excited about his arrival.

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