The Uruguay international has joined Sampdoria from Pescara for a fee in the region of 2 million euros in July 2015. The 21-year-old has a valid contract with Sampdoria until June 2022.
Since his arrival from Pescara, Lucas Torreira has scored two goals and provided four assists in 47 games for Sampdoria, including two goals and one assist in 11 games in all competitions this season.
The 21-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Uruguay.
The Uruguay international has been in fantastic form for Sampdoria this season.
Diego Simeone has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
The Atletico Madrid manager has kept an eye on Lucas Torreira for the last 12 months and he is impressed with the midfielder’s performances.
Diego Simeone is a long term admirer of Lucas Torreira and believes he can get the most out of the Uruguay international.
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Atletico Madrid will be desperate to make an impact in winter transfer window.
According to the report in Italian media, Atletico Madrid have reached an agreement in principle to sign Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira for 40 million euros in January. The Uruguay international would constitute a record sale for Sampdoria.
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