Lucas Torreira is now officially an Arsenal player, the club have confirmed.
The 22 year-old who shone for Uruguay in the World Cup this year has been on the fringes of a move to north London for some time.
The midfielder has joined from Sampdoria – ending his two-year stay with the Serie A outfit.
Unai Emery’s side have agreed to pay the Italian outfit around £26.5 million for Torreira and that will be paid in installements over the next three years.
The midfielder, who featured in all five of Uruguay’s games at the World Cup, will be given a break before joining up with the rest of his new team-mates in early August.
“I feel calm. I am used to coping with this kind of thing in the best possible way,” said Torreira.
It’s a very positive thing that people want to welcome me. It makes me feel comfortable. Now I am calm and I look forward to the future, which for sure will be very nice.”
Arsenal have already added defenders Sokratis Papastathopolous and Stephan Lichsteiner to their ranks, while new goalkeeper Bernd Leno is set to rival Petr Cech for the No. 1 spot.