Arms transfer: Fabio Vera joins Porto 42 42 million deal as Gunners beat Tottenham Hotspur

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Sources told CBS Sports that Arsenal are ready to sign creative midfielder Fabio Vera from Porto. The Gunners will pay an initial 36.8 million (m 35m) for the 22-year-old talent, who finished fourth in the Portuguese league last season. Subject to the terms of the agreement – concerning his appearance and whether his new team qualifies for the Champions League – the fee could increase to m 42m for Vieira, who was also linked with Tottenham and Manchester United. Arsenal are rushing to secure their services, and the youngster is expected to undergo medical in north London on Friday.

In 39 appearances for Porto this season (of which only 19 have started), Vieira has provided 16 assists with an average of 1.15 goals and assists for 90 minutes in the Premier League and has scored seven goals. There are 21 caps for 21 and he has scored 13 times, which is the best player of the tournament in 2021 U-21 Euros.

According to Wyscout, Vieira topped the Portuguese league last season with 90 minutes of progressive passes and total assists (13). It had the fourth-highest number in the division, averaging two chances per 90. Vera’s five aides came to Mehdi Terimi. Notably, he also ranks high in the pressing matrix, which is a key priority for Michael Arteta in his forward line. Vieira averaged the sixth-highest number of counter-pressing recoveries and the fourth-highest recovery in the last third of last season.

Usually assigned as an attacking midfielder on the right or by Porto boss Sergio Conceiاوo, Vera has spent time playing in more advanced positions and even as a wingback on both sides. Has been used. This ability has significant appeal for Arsenal manager Artita, who wants to strengthen the starting XI in Central midfield and striker as well as add depth to his squad. Only 13 players registered more than 1,200 Premier League minutes for the club last season, and with the Europa League season, more bench options are needed at the Emirates Stadium.

Vera will become Arsenal’s second signing this summer after Brazilian forward Marquinhos, who arrived from Sao Paulo earlier this month. Matt Turner and Austin Trustee will also arrive in the coming days after the deals are finalized in January.