Marquinhos, a Brazilian forward who is only 19 years old, has joined Arsenal from Sao Paolo, the Premier League club said Monday.
British news outlets said that Arsenal paid around $3.65 million for the 19-year-old player, who signed a five-year contract with the London team.
Official, confirmed. Arsenal have now announced the signing of the Brazilian winger Marquinhos from São Paulo ⚪️🔴🇧🇷 #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 13, 2022
Edu said: “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 it”. pic.twitter.com/IqHJlz4s8y
“We’re happy to have finished the deal with Sao Paulo because Marquinhos was a player we’d been watching for a while,” said. Arsenal technical director Edu.
“He’s only 19, so he’s a good player for the future.”
Marquinhos has played for Brazil at the Under-16 and Under-17 levels. He made 17 appearances for Sao Paolo last season and scored three goals in all competitions.
He is the first player to join Mikel Arteta’s team this summer. Last season, they finished fifth in the league and lost out to Tottenham Hotspur for the last spot in the Champions League.