Arsenal announce the signing of Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira for £30million – because the 22-year-old famous person admits he ‘could not be prouder’ to sign up for a ‘large and ancient’ membership just like the Gunners
- Arsenal have formally unveiled midfielder Fabio Vieira, 22, as a Gunners participant
- Portuguese facet Porto had previous showed Vieira would transfer to the Emirates
- Vieira, who signed a ‘long-term’ contract, joins Arsenal for an preliminary £30million
- The Portugal U-21 world mentioned he ‘could not be prouder’ to signal for Arsenal
- Boss Mikel Arteta mentioned he’s ‘excited’ the membership has signed one of these ‘particular ability’
Arsenal have formally unveiled Fabio Vieira after pronouncing his £30million transfer from Porto.
The Portuguese midfielder is the Premier League membership’s first main signing of the summer time switch window, after goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian ahead Marquinhos arrived.
Vieira, 22, mentioned he ‘could not be prouder’ to sign up for a ‘large and ancient’ membership just like the Gunners. The deal comprises £4m of achievable performance-related add-ons.
He mentioned: ‘I used to be born close to Porto and performed for Porto from the age of 8. I have all the time admired the best way Arsenal play.
‘There are lots of avid gamers who I have in mind smartly from over time: ‘(Dennis) Bergkamp, (Cesc) Fabregas, (Santi) Cazorla, Thierry Henry.
‘Arsenal is a big and ancient membership. I am so satisfied to be right here and I could not be prouder.’
Arsenal have formally unveiled Fabio Vieira after pronouncing his £30million transfer from Porto
The 22-year-old attacking midfielder turns into the Gunners’ first main signing this summer time
Supervisor Mikel Arteta mentioned: ‘I’m very excited that we’ve got known and signed one of these particular ability.
‘Fabio is an excessively inventive participant that may carry prime quality and flexibility to our attacking play.
‘We welcome Fabio and his circle of relatives to our membership and are having a look ahead to beginning paintings with him forward of the brand new season.’
Vieira, a namesake of mythical former Gunners midfielder Patrick Vieira – now supervisor at Crystal Palace – will put on the No 21 blouse.
Ingenious and flexible attacking midfielder Vieira has signed a ‘long-term’ contract at Arsenal
The attacking midfielder was once necessary in serving to Porto declare a thirtieth league identify ultimate season
Vieira’s Primeira Liga statistics from the 2021-22 season – graphic equipped by way of: SofaScore
He broke via at homeland membership Porto and has made 75 appearances in all competitions throughout his 3 seasons with the Dragons, scoring 10 objectives.
Vieira additionally has an excellent 13 objectives in 21 caps for his nation’s Beneath-21 facet and was once named Participant of the Event on the UEFA Eu Beneath-21 Championship in 2021, the place Portugal completed runners-up.
The 5’7″ famous person scored six occasions and recorded 14 assists as Porto received the Primeira Liga ultimate season.
He minimize brief his post-season vacation in Mykonos to finish his scientific and signal for the Gunners – and the transfer is now entire.
The membership’s technical director and previous midfielder Edu (left) has proven Vieira round Arsenal
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Technical director Edu persisted: ‘We are so happy to have finished the signing of Fabio from FC Porto.
‘Fabio is a participant with particular qualities who’s pleased with the ball within the ultimate 3rd of the pitch. We’re all having a look ahead to operating with him and taking part in his long run contribution to Arsenal.
‘We will be able to now proceed to paintings onerous and are having a look ahead to completing this switch window as strongly imaginable.’
Arsenal additionally said the switch is ‘matter to the finishing touch of regulatory processes’.