ARSENAL snatched Lucas Torreira away from Napoli after the Serie A facet dithered in appointing Carlo Ancelotti, in response to experiences.
It was an open secret on the finish of final season that Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri was heading to Chelsea to interchange the doomed Antonio Conte.
Torreira’s agent has hinted that the ex-Sampdoria man could have headed to Napoli if they’d introduced Sarri was being changed by ex-Blues boss Ancelotti earlier.
It was not confirmed till the top of Could, by which period the Gunners had swooped for the midfielder.
The £25million star’s agent Pablo Bentancur stated: “’It is a pity, I am sorry Ancelotti wasn’t there at first of the negotiation.
“He’d have been an important assist for Torreira, he has great worldwide expertise.
“However then Lucas known as me and he confirmed to me that negotiations with Arsenal have been too superior for any second ideas.
“If Arsenal had collapsed then Napoli would have been good.
“He is adapting effectively to the Premier League, he is settling effectively and he is blissful.”
Torreira was a star at this summer season’s World Cup the place he helped Uruguay attain the quarter-finals.
However he has solely been used as a sub within the first three Premier League video games of the Gunners’ season.
Nonetheless, the Fray Bentos born 22-year-old is assured he shall be incomes his crust on a full-time foundation quickly.
He stated: “I’m one of many newer gamers and I’ve simply joined up with the squad.
“There are a number of younger gamers and we’re working very laborious, with a number of depth.
“We’re attending to grips with what the coach desires from us and I believe we’ve performed some good soccer prior to now few video games.
“It’s all very new for me as a result of I’ve come from a unique sort of league.
“The local weather is totally different right here and the lifestyle too, however I’m settling in properly and coaching laborious – the classes are totally different too.”