Official: Arsenal announce Fabio Vieira transfer (Video)

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Fabio Vieira from Porto in a deal worth around £34million.

The Gunners unveiled the deal on Tuesday evening, the fee worth a total of £34.1million overall, with £4.2m of that held back in performance-related add-ons.

The 22-year-old ended his holiday early to finalise the move, he is understood to have signed a five-year deal – described as “long-term” by Arsenal’s official statement.

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Technical director Edu said: “We’re so pleased to have completed the signing of Fabio from Porto. Fabio is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the final third of the pitch.

“We are all looking forward to working with him and enjoying his future contribution to Arsenal. We will now continue to work hard and are looking forward to finishing this transfer window as strongly possible.”

Vieira is a versatile midfielder, who can play as a No8, No10, on the wing or as a second striker. He will wear the No21 shirt.

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