Porto have confirmed that midfielder Fabio Vieira would be sold to Arsenal at £34 million plus add-ons. After goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian forward Marquinhos, the 22-year-old Portuguese is the Gunners' third summer signing. Arsenal will pay £30 million up front, plus a further £4 million in performance-related bonuses. At last year's European U21 Championship, Vieira was named player of the tournament.
Vieira, a highly-rated midfielder who laid on a league-high 14 assists in the 2021/22 Primera Liga season, will add further creative talent to Arsenal's ranks."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 is yet to make an official announcement about Vieira's signing, but he was reportedly in north London on Thursday for a physical. Mikel Arteta is set to push for more summer signings at Arsenal, with Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus and Leicester's Youri Tielemans both being extensively connected with a move to the Emirates Stadium.