Arsenal also known as gunners under the management of Ex-player Mikel Arteta completed the signing of highly-rated Porto midfielder Fabio Vieira in a €40-million deal on Tuesday.
Vieira after making his way through the Portuguese club’s youth system has developed into one of Europe’s most gifted young stars
The 22-year-old played a key role in Porto’s domestic double last season, netting seven goals and providing 16 assists in all competitions.
“I am very excited that we have identified and signed such a special talent. Gunners manager Mikel Arteta stated in appraisal of the clubs third successful signage of the transfer window
“Fabio is a very creative player that will bring high quality and versatility to our attacking play.”
Porto said last week that Vieira, who was voted player of the tournament at last year’s Under-21 European Championship, would move to London after both clubs agreed a deal in principle.
The Portuguese champions said the Gunners would pay an initial 35 million euros for the midfielder, with the rest in potential add-ons.
Although Arsenal’s contract length remains unspecified, Porto’s believes its a five-year contract.
Arteta aims to immensely boost the creativity of the club after a tapered missed out on a return to the Champions League last season.
Technical director Edu said Fabio was “a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch”.
Arsenal, who finished fifth in the Premier League last season, have already secured the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo and American goalkeeper Matt Turner.
Leicester midfielder Youri Tielemans has also been linked with a move to the Emirates.