Fabio Vieira becomes Arsenal’s third signing of the summer as Portuguese midfielder arrives in £34m deal from Porto; 22-year-old scored six league goals in 15 starts last season
Porto have confirmed the deal to sell midfielder Fabio Vieira to Arsenal for £34m including add-ons.
The 22-year-old Portuguese is the Gunners’ third summer arrival, after goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian forward Marquinhos. Arsenal will pay £30m up front plus £4m in performance-related add-ons.
Vieira won the player of the tournament award at last year’s European U21 Championship.
Vieira will add further creative talent to Arsenal’s ranks, with the highly-rated midfielder having laid on a league-high 14 assists in the 2021/22 Primera Liga campaign.
“The club informs the market that it has reached an agreement with Arsenal FC for the signing, on a permanent basis, of Fabio Vieira for the amount of 40million Euros,” read a Porto statement.
Arsenal are yet to announce the signing but Vieira was understood to have been in north London on Thursday for a medical.