- Lucas Torreira and Bruno Fernandes were teammates at Sampdoria
- However, the two are set to be in opposing camps when Fernandes completes Old Trafford move
- Torrira now hopes the Portuguese star can quickly adapt in the Premier League
Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has welcomed Bruno Fernandes to the Premier League ahead of the Portuguese star's switch to Man United.
Ferndandes is set to complete a move to the Red Devils before close of transfer deadline day, with the Manchester club confirming a deal has already been agreed.
The 25-year-old is already in England for his medicals and Arsenal rival Torreira has wished him well at Old Trafford.
"I really hope he adapts quickly, particularly as the Premier League is so physical and intense as a championship," Torreira told Sky Sports when asked about Fernandes’ move.
"I’m sure he has the right mentality to adapt quickly. Obviously he’s joining a big club in Manchester United so I hope he enjoys the move," he added.
Both Torreira and Fernandes were teammates at Italian giants, Sampdoria, before the former joined Gunners as the latter linked up with Sporting Lisbon in Portugal.
United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, identified as a top January transfer priority in his push to add reinforcements to his midfield.
Injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba has left the Old Trafford dwellers heavily depleted in the department as the club pushes for a top four finish in the league.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Liverpool stretched their unbeaten run to 24 games this campaign following their 2-0 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Wednesday night.
A goal each from Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain helped the Reds open a 19 point gap over second-place team Manchester City.
Coach Jurgen Klopp's men are also on the verge of winning their first-ever Premier League title in over 30 years - a year after winning their sixth Champions League trophy.
Meanwhile, Liverpool remains unstoppable in the English league so far this campaign.
With 24 round of matches completed, Liverpool have already amassed 70 points and they could surpass Man City's 100 points at the end of this campaign.
The Merseysiders have now beaten all 19 teams so far this campaign and are the fastest team to do so in the history of the Premier League.
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