Arsenal has agreed to buy Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria for €30 million ($35.3 million).

Napoli also bid on Torreira, who is a 22-year-old midfielder from Uruguay.

Torreira arrived in Italy as a striker, described at the time as the new Carlos Tevez because of his combative style, and joined Perugia in 2013. There, however, he was moved into midfield by the coach and 2006 World Cup winner Massimo Oddo.