Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira from FC Porto on a long-term deal.
The Gunners announced Vieira’s signing, believed to be worth £34 million, on their website on Tuesday.
Vieira is now Arsenal’s second signing of the season following the earlier arrival of young Brazilian forward Marquinhos.
The statement read: “Fabio Vieira has joined us from FC Porto on a long-term contract.
“The 22 year-old midfielder, who made 54 appearances during his time with Porto, developed through the Portuguese club’s youth academy, making his first team debut in June 2020 and was part of the Primeira Liga winning squads in both 2019/20 and 2021/22.
“Fabio is a Portuguese Under-21 international and has scored an impressive 13 goals from his 21 appearances. He also represented his country at youth level, playing all five tournament matches as Portugal finished runners-up at the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship.
“During last season’s Primeira Liga winning season, Fabio made 27 appearances, scoring six goals and making 14 assists during the league campaign.”
“Fabio will wear the number 21 shirt and join up with his new team mates soon for pre-season training.
“Everyone at Arsenal welcomes Fabio to the club.
“The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.“
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