Porto confirm Fabio Vieira transfer to Arsenal in £34m deal | Soccer

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Porto have confirmed the sale of midfielder Fabio Vieira Arsenal in a deal worth £34million.

The transfer was completed for an initial fee of €35m (£29.9m), with surcharges worth €5m (£4.2m).

Vieira, who primarily played as an attacking midfielder or second striker for Porto, scored six goals and 14 assists in the Primeira Liga last season.

The Portugal U21 international is believed to have signed a five-year contract and is expected in London today for a medical.

Vieira will become Arsenal’s third signing of the summer after finalizing the deals for goalkeeper Alex Turner and Brazilian winger Marquinhos.

Arsenal hero Jack Wilshere commented on the deal to talkSPORT: “I’ll be honest I haven’t heard too much about him but I looked him up on YouTube when I saw the newscast.

‘He looks good. Everyone looks good on YouTube, but they look like they have a little bit of themselves. Six goals and 14 assists from midfield. This is impressive.

“We all knew Arsenal had to make some signings because they are in Europe. They need a bigger squad so they’re moving, which is nice.

Vieira’s signing will not affect Arsenal’s pursuit of Leicester City midfielder Youri Tielemans, according to reports.

Another priority target for the Gunners is Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus, who has been working with Mikel Arteta at the Etihad Stadium.

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