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“Edu working magic” Arsenal’s bid to sign 19 year old wonderkid accepted

It seems like Edu and Arsenal are on a roll. They are taking the next phase of the rebuild in all seriousness, and are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that they have a squad that is capable of challenging on multiple fronts come the start of next season. With reports saying that the Gunners have all but sealed the deal for Man City forward Gabriel Jesus, it seems that they are on the verge of agreeing on another deal for 19-year-old Brazil sensation Marquinhos.

The Brazil u17 international, who currently plays for Sao Paolo, is contracted until 2024, but the agreement between the two is said to have breached a couple of the FIFA regulations. As per the FIFA rulings, the contract for youngsters cannot exceed 3 years, and the contract that Sao Paolo has agreed with him was for 5 years.

The youngster had signed the contract in 2019. But they will accept anything for him so that he does not go on a free. The deal is said to have been agreed on around  €3.5m (£2.97m) for the Brazilian right-winger. The Brazilian side does not feel that the player is worth so less. They have no choice and feel it is better than receiving nothing for such a talented player.

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This is an extremely shrewd piece of business by the Arsenal team led by Edu Gaspar. The move can be considered to be a masterpiece. It is because Brazilians will come to an environment that supports the development and nurturing of young talent. Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is a massive admirer of youth. This is with the likes of Saka, Smith-Rowe, and Nketiah all flourishing under the manager.
The Premier League is one of the toughest leagues to adapt to both in terms of style as well as culture shock. Marquinhos comes into a team that has fellow compatriots in Gabriel Martinelli and Gabriel Magalhaes. This will make his transition to acclimatize to the conditions much better.
With personal terms all but agreed and the fee agreed upon, it seems like the Gunners are on the verge of signing Brazil’s most exciting attackers for a mere pittance. There is a clear synergy between the manager and the board on what exactly the manager wants. That is as far as the process is concerned. Edu and the board are backing him with exactly what he wants.
If this is any indication of the things to come ahead, Arsenal seems that they want to be taken seriously this time around. They will not stop at anything until their rebuild is complete. They have had enough of staying at the periphery, and they now want to get amongst the elites. This is a huge step in going in that direction.


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