Arsenal complete Fabio Vieira signing from Porto in £34.2m deal

Arsenal has completed the 40 million euro (£34.2 million) signing of midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto.

On June 17, Porto announced that the Gunners would pay an initial 35 million euros (£29.9 million) for the 22-year-old, with the remainder coming from potential add-ons.

Vieira has now signed a long-term contract with Arsenal, according to the club.images 2022 06 22T090226.015

“I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent,” said Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

“Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play,” he added.

Although Vieira has yet to earn a senior cap for Portugal, he was named player of the tournament at the European Under-21 Championship last year.images 2022 06 22T090156.415

Last season, he helped Porto win Portugal’s top flight by scoring six goals and providing a league-high 14 assists in 27 appearances in the Primeira Liga.

“Fabio is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch,” added Arsenal technical director Edu.images 2022 06 22T090213.373

“We are all looking forward to working with him and enjoying his future contribution to Arsenal.

“We will now continue to work hard and are looking forward to finishing this transfer window as strongly possible.”

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