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Arsenal Announce The Signing Of Midfielder Fabio Vieira From Porto For £30 Million



Arsenal Announce The Signing Of Midfielder Fabio Vieira From Porto For £30 Million

Arsenal have formally introduced the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto for £30 million.

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, stated he ‘couldn’t be prouder’ to hitch a ‘enormous and historic’ membership just like the Gunners. The deal consists of £4m of achievable performance-related add-ons.

He stated: ‘I used to be born close to Porto and performed for Porto from the age of eight. I’ve at all times admired the way in which Arsenal play. 

‘There are lots of gamers who I bear in mind effectively from through the years: ‘(Dennis) Bergkamp, (Cesc) Fabregas, (Santi) Cazorla, Thierry Henry.

‘Arsenal is a big and historic membership. I’m so completely satisfied to be right here and I couldn’t be prouder.’

Supervisor Mikel Arteta stated: ‘I’m very excited that we’ve got recognized and signed such a particular expertise. 

‘Fabio is a really inventive participant that can convey prime quality and flexibility to our attacking play. 

‘We welcome Fabio and his household to our membership and are wanting ahead to beginning work with him forward of the brand new season.’ 

Vieira, a namesake of legendary former Gunners midfielder Patrick Vieira – now supervisor at Crystal Palace – will put on the No 21 shirt. 

He added: ‘This is a vital step ahead in my profession. It actually was a quick course of. It was one thing that I used to be drawn to. Assembly the individuals on the membership was an actual constructive for me. I’m loving it right here and I’m right here to offer the workforce my all.

‘I’m an attacking participant who appears to seek out area between the traces, to have the ability to end off strikes both with assists or by scoring targets. I believe these are the principle attributes that Arsenal followers can count on from me.’ 

Technical director Edu continued: ‘We’re so happy to have accomplished the signing of Fabio from FC Porto. 

‘Fabio is a participant with particular qualities who’s comfy with the ball within the last third of the pitch. We’re all wanting ahead to working with him and having fun with his future contribution to Arsenal. 

‘We’ll now proceed to work arduous and are wanting ahead to ending this switch window as strongly attainable.’ 


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