Arsenal sign 19-year-old forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo – player pens ‘long-term contract’

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Arsenal sign Marquinhos Credit: PA Images
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Arsenal have signed Brazillian teenager Marquinhos from Sao Paulo on a permanent deal.

The 19-year-old has penned a long-term contract with the Premier League club.

The forward played 33 times for Sao Paulo and he was part of the side that won the Campeonato Paulista in 2021.

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Arsenal technical director Edu told the club website: “We’re delighted to have completed the transfer with Sao Paulo as Marquinhos was a player we had been watching for a while.

“At 19, he is still very young, so he is a player for the future.

“We look forward to Marquinhos now joining us for pre-season, making his new home, and continuing to grow and develop with us.”

Marquinhos, whose transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes, has represented his country at under-16 and under-17 level.

He will travel to London in the coming weeks to join his new team-mates for pre-season training.

Meanwhile, according to reports, the hierarchy at Arsenal are ‘greatly annoyed’ by Fiorentina’s latest offer for their midfielder Lucas Torreira.

He insisted last month that it is his “intention” to join Fiorentina permanently. His Arsenal contract is due to expire in 2023.

Fiorentina.it are reporting that the Italian side’s new offer for Torreira has ‘greatly annoyed’ Arsenal.

Last year it was agreed that Fiorentina could buy Torreira for €15m at the end of his loan spell.

But they have now come up with a €7m proposal. It is understood that Arsenal have ‘decided not to respond’ to this offer.

It is noted that there is ‘tense relations between the two clubs’ following Dusan Vlahovic’s failed January move to Arsenal.

 

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