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Arsenal announce the signing of Marquinhos from Sao Paulo on a long-term contract

Arsenal announce a deal to signal Brazilian star Marquinhos (no, not that one…) from Sao Paulo to kickstart their summer season switch enterprise, as director of soccer Edu seems to be to additional Mikel Arteta’s youth mission

  • Arsenal have begun their summer season enterprise by signing younger star Marquinhos
  • The ahead has arrived from Sao Paulo, signing a long-term take care of the membership 
  • Marquinhos, 19, has made 33 senior appearances in whole for the Brazilian outfit 
  • Gunners technical director Edu is now relishing watching the wonderkid ‘develop’ 

Arsenal have introduced the signing of younger ahead Marquinhos from Sao Paulo on a ‘long-term’ contract, their first official arrival in the summertime switch window.

Marquinhos, 19, progressed by means of the academy with the Brazilian aspect and made his first-team debut final July. He has made 33 senior appearances in whole. 

The highly-rated starlet will now jet to London within the coming weeks to hitch up along with his new team-mates for pre-season coaching, as he bids to impress Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal have kickstarted their transfer business by signing Marquinhos from Sao Paulo

Arsenal have kickstarted their switch enterprise by signing Marquinhos from Sao Paulo

Sportsmail beforehand revealed Arsenal had been in talks with Sao Paulo over the swap.

It was reported the wonderkid was eager to make the transfer, and his membership had been eager to achieve an settlement reasonably than danger dropping him at no cost when his contract ran out. 

Marquinhos penned a five-year deal in 2019, however FIFA refused to simply accept it as he was underage when signing. Meaning the phrases are legitimate for simply three years.

Sao Paulo appeared to persuade him to stick with an extension, which he turned down. 

The young forward (R) has penned a long-term deal after a fee worth around £3m was reached

The younger ahead (R) has penned a long-term deal after a price price round £3m was reached

Arsenal are understood to have been providing round £2.9million for the participant.

Wolves and Atletico Madrid had been additionally , however the Gunners have gained the race.

Technical director Edu advised Arsenal.com: ‘We’re delighted to have accomplished the switch with Sao Paulo, as Marquinhos was a participant we had been waiting for some time. At 19, he’s nonetheless very younger, so he’s a participant for the longer term.

‘We sit up for Marquinhos now becoming a member of us for pre-season, making his new dwelling, and persevering with to develop and develop with us.’ 

Technical director Edu (left) has looked to help Mikel Arteta (right) continue his youth project

Technical director Edu (left) has appeared to assist Mikel Arteta (proper) proceed his youth mission 

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