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Arsenal unveils New £29.9m Signing

English Premier League side Arsenal has completed the signing of midfielder Fabio Vieira from Porto in a 40m euros (£34.2m) deal. The Portuguese club released a statement on 17 June saying the Gunners would pay an initial 35m euros (£29.9m) for the 22-year-old, with the rest in potential add-ons.

Arsenal Completes Fabio Vieira Signing

Arsenal has now announced Vieira has signed a long-term contract with them. Speaking on his arrival of the player the Gunners head coach Mikel Arteta said: “I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent.” 

He also said: “Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play.” Vieira has yet to win a senior cap for Portugal but was voted player of the tournament at last year’s European Under-21 Championship.

Arsenal Unveils New £29.9M Signing
Arsenal unveils New £29.9m Signing

Fabio Vieira scored six goals and provided a league-high 14 assists in 27 Primeira Liga outings last season as he helped Porto claim the top-flight title in Portugal. Arsenal technical director Edu said: “Fabio is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch.”

He also said “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 as possible.”

Vieira has become the Gunners’ third summer arrival, following USA goalkeeper Matt Turner and teenage Brazilian forward Marquinhos.

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