According to футбол.лондон, gunners have been tracking Vieira for a long time. The reported fee is slightly lower than the 42-year-old’s release clause of 42 million euros. However, Vieira’s current club, FC Portothey could accept the offer due to their current financial difficulties.
The all-rounder, who can also play as an attacking midfielder, has previously been linked with Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. However, Mikel Arteta’s team seems to be ahead of their English rivals in the race for his signature.
Vieira enjoyed an extremely productive 2021-22 season with Porto. He scored seven goals and recorded 16 assists in 39 games in all competitions, although he started in only 21 of those games.
Vieira also lifted the Primeira Liga title and The crown of Portugal a trophy with the Portuguese grandmaster in the recently concluded season. The striker received several valuable minutes under his belt in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.
After climbing through the youth ranks of Porto, Vieira moved to the first team before the 2020-21 season. Since then, he has scored 10 goals and recorded 18 assists in 76 games for the club. Vieira also has 21 games for the Portuguese U21 team, scoring 13 goals and four assists.
Pablo Vieira could become Arsenal’s third addition this summer
Arsenal did not enjoy the busiest summer transfer windows, although it is connected with a number of players.
However, they have already confirmed two arrivals before the 2022-23 season. The Gunners secured the services of goalkeeper Matt Turner of the Major League Soccer New England Revolution team in February this year. Turner, who was signed for an unknown amount, will officially become an Arsenal player on July 1.
They also recently announced the acquisition of Brazilian teenager Marquinhos from Flamengo. Reports from футбол.лондон revealed that the 19-year-old will join with a long-term contract, with gunners paying around £ 3m to provide his services.
Vieira may be Arsenal’s third addition to the summer, but the proceeds may not end there.
According to reports from ESPNArteta’s team is approaching the signing of Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City. The sun. also announced earlier this week that the gunners were “confident” of attracting Yuri Tillemans from Leicester City.
Another report in The sun. suggested that the club is preparing an offer for SS Napoli striker Victor Osimhen.