Fabio Vieira: Star makes big promise to Arsenal as he confirms Gunners transfer and bargain salary details emerge

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Fabio Vieira, Porto celeb, after a goal v Sporting Lisbon at Estadio do Dragao, Porto Credit: PA Images
Fabio Vieira, Porto celeb, after a goal v Sporting Lisbon at Estadio do Dragao, Porto Credit: PA Images

Fabio Vieira has confirmed he has “accepted” a move to Arsenal with reports indicating the length of contract and the salary he will receive at Emirates Stadium.

After narrowly missing out on fourth spot, the Gunners have made a relatively slow start to the summer window. However, two squad additions in USA goalkeeper Matt Turner and Brazilian forward Marquinhos have been confirmed. It seems Arsenal, though, are about to spring into life.

With a new deal finally confirmed for Eddie Nketiah on Saturday, a deal for Porto star Vieira is soon expected to follow. His prospective signing first emerged earlier this week, with Arsenal striking a £34.1m deal.

However, his departure leaves Porto with something of a bitter taste with a row breaking out over his sale. While Arsenal are still to confirm the imminent transfer, a variety of sources expect it to go through next week.

Now, the Portugal U21 star has revealed he has accepted the move to Emirates Stadium.

“I was always happy at Porto but this chance is important for any professional,” he told the Daily Mirror.

“Playing in the Premier League won’t be easy and I promise only to work, work, work.

“My agent worked on the deal between the two clubs and I accepted the deal because it was important for all parties. I have always watched the Premier League on TV.”

Super-agent Jorge Mendes was the man behind the deal. And it’s now emerged that Vieira will sign a deal at Arsenal until 2027.

Furthermore, a report in The Times states his deal with the Gunners will be worth just £42,000 a week.

Fabio Vieira signing is excellent business for Arsenal

The signing of Vieira is an excellent piece of business for Arsenal.

Playing as a No 10, Vieira scored seven times, adding a whopping 16 assists last season.

And while Arsenal are well equipped for creative midfielders, his signing adds quality to their squad.

And given the fees and wages being paid, this looks an astute signing by Edu and Mikel Arteta.

Arsenal will pay around £30m up front for Vieira with a further £4m in add-ons.

A statement from the Portuguese side said: “Futebol Clube do Porto – Futebol, SAD, under the terms of article 248 n1 of the Securities Code, hereby informs the market that it has reached an agreement with Arsenal FC for the assignment, on a definitive basis, of the sports registration rights of professional football player Fabio Vieira for 40M (forty million euros), of which 5M (five million euros) are dependent on the achievement of sporting objectives.”

Meanwhile, Arsenal expect to seal three more blockbuster signings once the Vieira deal is confirmed, with Leeds star Raphinha very much on their wanted list.

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