Arsenal have agreed a £3m fee with Sao Paulo to sign winger Marquinhos, according to Goal’s Gunners correspondent Charles Watts.
The London club have exploited a loophole in the 19-year-old’s contract which has allowed them to secure the player’s services for a low price, and he is expected to become Mikel Arteta’s first summer signing.
A majority of fans on Twitter are excited by the prospect of Arsenal recruiting Marquinhos, although others are not so convinced, with some questioning why the club are signing another Brazilian:
1 in already , love to see it ♥️♥️
— αкιи∂υииι (@Charlzakinz) May 14, 2022
Beautiful. Getting our own Vinicius Jr
— Burnley & PNE stan account (@PhilAppz) May 14, 2022
Could be another Gabriel Martinelli or maybe another Wellington Silva! Either way for that price he’s worth a punt. Wish him all the best once the move is completed
— Saqib Ali (@helder786) May 14, 2022
Edu once again recruiting his cousin 😒 just watched his compilations on youtube and i cant spot a single spark of genius.
— Dawud (@__Derwood) May 14, 2022
— crisbrown300 (@crisbrown300) May 14, 2022
Edu – Is the player Brazilian?
Agent – Yes.
Edu – pic.twitter.com/3JrjgMGL6A
— Ashley Harrington (@madhatter351) May 14, 2022
PL ain’t ready for him. He’s another Martinelli
— Chibuike (@ClaverXVI) May 14, 2022
Arsenal turning a Brazilian national team slowly like wolves did with Portuguese players
— Ole Reson (@SReson) May 14, 2022
What I love to hear
— Dantee (@Danieltimileyin) May 14, 2022
Whether he will turn out to be another Gabriel Martinelli, we shall have to wait and see. Technical director Edu does know the Brazilian market very well so you wouldn’t put it past him finding another hidden gem.
Marquinhos is not expected to be part of the first team squad straight away but, if he impresses enough during the preseason, he could see some game time next campaign.