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Arsenal confirm Marquinhos signing

Posted on June 15, 2022 by Harry Kettle

It’s been a quiet few weeks when it comes to getting deals confirmed but now, Arsenal.com has revealed that the Gunners have completed the signing of teenage sensation Marquinhos from Sao Paulo.

There’s been a great deal of hype surrounding the future of this young man and while he may not head straight into the starting XI, this is the kind of forward-thinking signing that fans will be excited to see from manager Mikel Arteta.

The club has a history of helping bring through young strikers that can go on to become real marksmen in front of goal and sure, there’s an argument to be made that this would be better if it was a defender coming in, but there’s still plenty of time let before the window even opens.

Below is the statement released via the website.

“Nineteen-year-old forward Marquinhos has joined us from Sao Paulo on a long-term contract.

The young Brazilian youth international, full name Marcus Vinicius Oliveira Alencar, developed through the Sao Paulo youth system, progressing into the first team squad and making his first team debut as an 18-year-old last July.

Marquinhos made 33 first team appearances during his time with Sao Paulo and was a part of the squad which won the Compeonato Paulista in 2021.

The young forward, who has represented Brazil at under-16 and under-17 levels, will travel to London from Brazil in the coming weeks to join up with his new team mates for pre-season training.

Technical director Edu said: “We’re delighted to have completed the transfer with Sao Paulo, as Marquinhos was a player we had been watching for a while. At 19, he is still very young, so he is a player for the future. We look forward to Marquinhos now joining us for pre-season, making his new home, and continuing to grow and develop with us.”

What do you think about this move from the Gunners?

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