It’s been a while Uruguay produced such a jack-of-all-trades midfielder like Lucas Torreira. Calm under pressure, the Sampdoria midfielder dictates play from the base, breaking lines with his passes and breaking up counterattacks while out of possession. It’s time for him to take the reins from Egidio Arévalo Rios as the mala leche of the Charrúas, the destroying midfielder sitting back to protect the midfield from danger. A complete controller, Torreira has evolved so much in his ability that the Rojiblancodirector of football Andrea Berta is monitoring his progress. While he is a solid holding midfielder, he has attack-minded tendencies as well, and he is quickly becoming one of the best controllers in Italy. With the positioning of a #5 but the occasional ventures into attack, Torreira can evolve into a complete #6, a player that can destroy and build at the same time. Standing just 5′ 6″, his influence casts a shadow far longer than his height.
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