Arsenal sign Brazilian teenager Marquinhos on long-term contract
Arsenal have announced the signing of Brazilian forward Marquinhos on a long-term contract.
Marquinhos, 19, joins the north London club from Sao Paulo having rejected multiple contract extension offers from the Brazilian club.
The Athletic reported in May that Arsenal were pursuing a deal to sign Marquinhos for a fee believed to be in the region of €3.5 million.
Marquinhos scored four goals in 42 appearances for Sao Paulo after making his senior debut as an 18-year-old last July.
He will team up with his new team-mates ahead of Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Edu, Arsenal’s technical director, said of signing Marquinhos: “We are 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 becomes Arsenal’s first signing of the summer transfer window.