Arsenal has revealed that Marquinhos, a Brazilian international, has joined the north London club from Sao Paulo.
The 19-year-old winger comes for an undisclosed fee after making 33 professional appearances for the Brazilian club with whom he won the Paulista Campeonato last season.
Confirming the long-term contract, Arsenal’s technical director Edu revealed that the Gunners had always been watching Marquinhos.
On the club’s website, Edu said; “We’re delighted to have completed the transfer with Sao Paulo, as Marquinhos was a player we had been watching for a while,”.
“At 19, he 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” he added.