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."
READ MORE IN SPORT
Arsenal transfer target Marquinhos at Sao Paulo is like a young Douglas Costa
Get Money back as CASH if any of your first five bets lose – 18+ T&Cs apply
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."
Most read in Sport
Barker to step down from BBC after 30 years following Wimbledon next month
FIA president releases statement after slamming drivers over human rights stance
Liverpool 'agree terms with Darwin Nunez' but Man Utd launch late bid
Man Utd are 'favourites' to sign Torres ahead of Spurs as they plot £43m bid
Source: Read Full Article