Arsenal complete first summer transfer signing as Brazilian wonderkid Marquinhos joins for £3m from Sao Paulo | The Sun
10th June 2022

ARSENAL have completed the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Marquinhos.

Gunners chief Mikel Arteta began tracking the Sao Paulo youngster several months ago after being alerted to his exploits in Serie A.

And the Spaniard has pulled the trigger on signing the 19-year-old, who courted interest from a number of clubs.

Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano relayed the news, tweeting: "Deal finally signed between Arsenal and São Paulo for Brazilian winger Marquinhos.

"Everything completed on a permanent deal, €3.5m fee.

"Contract agreed until June 2027 for Marquinhos, born in 2003 and now set to be announced as new #AFC player."

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Club president Julio Casares all but confirmed the teenager's departure earlier this week, saying: "The Marquinhos issue is a well-known issue.

He didn’t want to stay. We tried everything.

"Even before the game against Racing, he didn’t want to stay. It was a contractual issue."

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