Journalist shares what his sources at Arsenal have told him about when Fabio Vieira transfer will be confirmed
Journalist Charles Watts has given his view on when he thinks Arsenal will confirm the arrival of Fabio Vieira.
He said that an announcement may not even come until next week, given the amount of small print and checks Arsenal still have to do.
Watts shares when he thinks Arsenal will confirm Vieira
“Credit to Arsenal for pulling this one off. He is at London Colney, he is at Arsenal,” said Watts.
“He flew in last night (Thursday) so he’s at the training ground at the moment, going through all the medical checks. Although Porto have confirmed that an agreement has been reached, that doesn’t mean that the transfer’s been finalised. It hasn’t yet.
“Speaking to a couple of people today, I’m not convinced there’s going to be an announcement from Arsenal imminently, just because Porto have done an announcement. We may have to wait, possibly into the early stages of next week, maybe over the weekend for Arsenal to confirm it.
“We have to wait for all the medical checks to be done. That’s being done at the moment and will be done over the next couple of days. You’ve got to go through all the legal agreements, the contracts so it might roll on for the next couple of days. If you’re waiting for an announcement today, I’d maybe be a little bit more patient.”
Arsenal managed to do this deal largely on the quiet, with it only becoming public knowledge when it is all but done.
The deal will eventually be confirmed and announced, it is just a case of going through the thorough checks, and Porto have just confirmed an agreement on a fee between the two clubs.
Vieira looks like a versatile, promising player who can operate in a number of positions, although there is perhaps not a clear regular starting spot in Mikel Arteta’s squad just yet, especially if Youri Tielemans follows him through the door.
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