Arsenal sign Marquinhos from Sao Paulo in £3m transfer

The teenage winger has signed a long-term contract with the Gunners, becoming their first summer signing

Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian striker Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.

The two teams reached an agreement on a transfer at the end of May.

The North London outfit confirmed on Monday that the 19-year-old has joined Mikel Arteta’s side on a long-term contract.

How much is the tax?

The 19-year-old is moving to the North London side in a deal worth £3 million.

OBJECTIVE confirmed the transfer fee in May when the Brazil Under-17 international flew to London to put the finishing touches on the deal.

How long is Marquinhos’ contract?

OBJECTIVE can confirm the starlet has signed a four-year deal with the option to extend for a further season.

Marquinhos reportedly signed a five-year deal.

Who is the new Marquinhos signed by Arsenal?

Marquinhos has been used primarily as a winger for Sao Paulo, but he can also play as a centre-forward.

He’s comfortable on both wings, but he’s left-footed and his preferred role is wide on the right so he can cut inside on his preferred foot.

He broke into the Sao Paulo senior team at the age of 18 and made his debut against Flamengo last July.

What has been said about Marquinhos signing Arsenal?

Arsenal technical director Edu has expressed his delight at the young Brazilian’s arrival.

He told the club’s website: “We are delighted to have completed the transfer with Sao Paulo, as Marquinhos was a player we had been watching for a while.

“At 19 he is still very young, so he is a player of the future. We look forward to Marquinhos now joining us for pre-season, settling into his new home and continuing to grow and develop. grow with us.”

Arsenal’s summer transfer plans

Arsenal are working on several inbound and outbound transfers this summer.

The Gunners are prioritizing signings from Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City and Youri Tielemans from Leicester City, which could cost around £25m ($31m).

They also have their eye on the City star Oleksandr Zinchenko and Everton’s Richarlisonwhile there have been talks with the Napoli striker’s agent Victor Osimhen.

The Premier League side also expect to sell Matteo Guendouzi to Marseille on a permanent deal worth around €10.5m (£9m/$11.2m).

They are also in talks to sell Lucas Torreira to Fiorentina after his loan spell at the Serie A side.

Pablo Mari and Ainsley Maitland Niles are also for sale, while talks with Feyenoord on Reiss Nelson are in class.

Bernd Leno and Nicolas Pepe could also be sold.

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