The transfer market for the 2022/23 season is red hot, and has already had English clubs as the main protagonists. First it was the Manchester City with Erling Halandthen he Liverpool with Darwin Nunezand now the Arsenal, which was not far behind and announced the purchase of the Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieiracoming from Porto, in a top figure.
Vieira signed a contract for 5 seasons with the English club. Photo: Twitter @Arsenal
The Gunners will pay 40 million euros to the Lisbon team for the record of the 22-year-old footballer, which are divided into 35 million fixed and the other five in variables. The Portuguese, who was requested by Mikel Arteta with the aim of improving game creation, He will be linked with the London team for five seasons.
This purchase makes the down payment the fourth most expensive purchase of this transfer periodonly surpassed by the aforementioned signings of Haaland (70M) and Nuñez (100M), in addition to the Tchouameni to Real Madrid (100M). Tied in fourth place is that of Church to Juventuswhich made effective the 40M purchase option that the Fiorentina before giving it up two years ago.
How does Fabio Vieira play?
Porto’s jewel was one of the best players in the Portuguese League. Photo: FILIPE AMORIM / AFP
The 22-year-old footballer emerged from Porto’s inferiorsclub in which he debuted in 2020 and where he managed to play 76 games and score 10 goals. It is very versatile and capable of moving around the entire front of attackand in the last season he has played games both on the right wing and in the center, playing as a hitch or even as a midfielder.
These qualities led Arteta to notice him and ask him to improve the creative section and to reinforce a weak area, where Martin Odegaard It was the only similar option that the DT had.
Arteta personally noticed the Portuguese midfielder. Photo: REUTERS/Rebecca Naden
Arsenal finished fifth in the last Premier League and guaranteed a spot in the group stage of the Europe League, reason why it will return to the European competitions after a year of absence. In addition to this, he will seek the return to the Champions and will look for his first title since the Community Shield 2020/21.