Arsenal have confirmed the arrival of young Brazilian forward Marquinhos from Sao Paulo on a long-term contract. The forward, who has represented Brazil at U16 and U17 level, has made 33 appearances for Sao Paulo and was part of the squad that won the Campeonato Paulista in 2021.
The 19-year-old is the Gunners’ first summer signing, having fought off competition from Wolves for the teenager’s signature. A winger, Marquinhos broke into the Sao Paulo side as an 18-year-old and has since scored four times.
Technical director Edu said: “We’re delighted to have completed the transfer with Sao Paulo, as Marquinhos was a player we have been watching for a while. At 19, his 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.”