Arsenal sign Fabio Vieira in £34m deal as Mikel Arteta signs first big summer signing

The Gunners unveiled the deal on Tuesday evening, worth a total of £34.1m, with £4.2m of that in performance-related add-ons.

The 22-year-old ended his vacation early to finalize the move and is understood to have signed a five-year contract – which Arsenal’s official statement described as “long-term”.

Coach Edu said: “We are very happy to complete the signing of Fabio from Porto. Fabio is a player with special qualities and is comfortable with the ball in the last third of the field.

“We are all looking forward to working with him and enjoying his future contribution to Arsenal. We will now continue to work hard and look forward to ending this transfer window as strong as possible.”

Vieira is a versatile midfielder, who can play as the No. 8, No. 10, on the wing or as a second striker.

It’s Mikel Arteta’s third summer deal, but the first major new addition, after young Brazilian winger Marquinhos – who joined from Sao Paulo last week for £3m – and US goalkeeper Matt Turner, who is set to arrive in the UK later. from this month. Leaving New England Revolution at MLS.

Arsenal’s spending is expected to continue, with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, Ajax defender Alessandro Martinez and Leicester City’s Yuri Tillmans interested.

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