Liverpool legend Phil Thompson has hailed Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira as the best signing of the summer in the Premier League.
The former Reds assistant manager and interim manager praised the impact of Lucas Torreira on English football in an interview monitored by Gunnersphere.
According to him, Torreira is an upgrade on previous options like Swiss international star Granit Xhaka and Egyptian player Mohamed ElNeny.
Lucas Torreira signed for the Gunners in the summer after his World Cup exertions with the Uruguayan national team.
The 22-year-old was part of the Uruguay squad that reached the quarterfinals of this summer’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia before they were eliminated by eventual champions France via a 2-0 defeat in their last eight clash.
Lucas Torreira teamed up with his Arsenal teammates at the start of August and he has not looked back since then.
Arsenal agreed to a £26m transfer fee with Italian Serie A side Sampdoria for Torreira.
It was also decided that the money would be paid in three instalments.
Torreira has been very impressive for Arsenal since he signed for the club in the summer.
He recently scored his first goal for the Gunners in the 4-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the league before netting the winner in the last league game against Huddersfield Town.
He has now scored two goals in his last three appearances in the Premier League.