Leicester have completed the £24million signing of James Maddison from Norwich.
The England Under-21 international has signed a five-year deal at the King Power Stadium.
Southampton and Everton were also interested in the midfielder but Maddison’s first choice was always to move to Leicester.
As a young boy my dream was always to play in the premier league! Now I have the opportunity to make my dream come true and I can’t wait to get started at this fantastic football club! Delighted to be here and looking forward to meeting all of you💙 @LCFC pic.twitter.com/iKpqZSw4u9
— James Maddison (@Madders10) June 20, 2018
Wilshere confirmed on Tuesday in an emotional Instagram post that he would be leaving the Gunners after 17 years, having failed to receive assurances from new head coach Unai Emery over his role in the team.
Prior to the Spaniard’s appointment, he had indicated he would sign a new deal.
However, Emery is keen to reshape Arsenal’s midfield without him and Torreira, currently at the World Cup with Uruguay, looks set to be at the heart of his new-look side after Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero claimed a transfer had been finalised.
“Torreira has left for €30m [£26.3m],” he told Italian television station TMW. “I bought him from Pescara when nobody believed in him. We took a gamble on him and we won, paying just £2.75m.”
Wilshere, 26, will spend the coming days assessing his options, with a host of clubs expressing an interest, both at home and abroad.
Crystal Palace registered their interest earlier this week, joining Everton, Southampton and Wolves among several Premier League sides keen on snapping him up.
The 2018/19 Premier League season will kick off on Saturday, August 11, with a slate of fixtures headlined by Arsenal meeting defending champions Manchester City, it was announced on Thursday morning.
Check out the full opening fixtures below and read more on the coming season’s mouth-watering encounters.