Fabio Vieira is set to join Premier League side Arsenal from Porto© AFP
Portuguese midfield star Fabio Vieira is to join Premier League side Arsenal from Porto for 35 million euros (USD 37 million) after both clubs had agreed to a deal in principle, the selling side said on Friday. The 22-year-old, who was named player of last year’s Under-21 European Championships despite Portugal losing in the final to Germany, could cost the Gunners up to 40 million euros if he achieves certain targets.
Porto’s statement to the stock market added that he will sign a five-year contract with Arsenal.
Vieira played a key role in Porto’s domestic double last season, scoring seven goals and providing 16 assists.
Should the deal be finalised he will become Arsenal’s second signing of the close season.
Arsenal — who finished fifth in the title race last season — secured the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo on Monday.
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