Mercato: Arsenal close to completing the arrival of Marquinhos, a young striker from Sao Paulo

Arsenal are close to finalizing the signing of 19-year-old Sao Paulo striker Marquinhos, according to Brazilian outlet Globo.

In Brazil, one Marquinho can hide another. If the future of the Paris defender is in Paris under a contract with PSG until 2024, then his young Brazilian named at Arsenal. The 19-year-old Sao Paulo striker Marquinhos has a good chance to strengthen the Gunners’ attack next season.

according to this globeThe two clubs have agreed on a transfer of 3.5 million euros. The sale should be formalized in the coming days, when the final details of the operation will be decided.

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Sao Paulo: Marquinhos
Sao Paulo: Marquinhos © AFP

more comfortable on a wing

Under contract until 2024, Marquinhos signed his first pro contract with So Paulo in 2019 at the age of 16. A five-year deal is authorized in Brazil but illegal under FIFA rules that limit the maximum period of a first professional contract to three years. However, this type of long-term deal has already caused controversy with other players with the SPFC. Fearing that Marquinhos will also turn against his club, So Paulo has vowed to leave this summer after two years from the end of his contract.

A right-winger capable of playing at centre, the U16 and U17 international striker made his professional debut in 2021. Since then he has scored four goals in 41 games.

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