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Former Porto coach describes Arsenal-bound Vieira as a “dream” for any manager.
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Arsenal has agreed to a deal with Porto for Fabio Vieira, Former Porto coach, which is a “dream for any manager.

That’s the message from Manuel Tulipa, the former Porto youth coach, who spoke to BBC Sport after the Primeira Liga club confirmed the transfer conditions had been finalised.

Mikel Arteta’s side will pay £30 million (€35 million) up front, with £4.2 million (€5 million) in add-ons, with Vieira’s personal conditions with the Premier League club still to be finalized.

Arsenal will gain another creative outlet to join Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Granit Xhaka, and Emile Smith Rowe in their ranks.

Vieira had the most assists (14) and scored six league goals for Porto in the 2021-22 Primeira Liga season.

Tulipa praised the transfer as a fair deal for all parties, as the 22-year-old rated joint-fifth in chances created (34), while playing 27 times.

“Players like Fabio are really valuable, so why not get them before they fully break out?” He described it as “wise business.”

“He’s the type of creative midfielder who always has a solution when you’re having trouble in a game.” He is able to see what is going on around him and predict what will occur.

Vieira had the most assists (14) and scored six league goals for Porto in the 2021-22 Primeira Liga season.

Tulipa praised the transfer as a fair deal for all parties, as the 22-year-old rated joint-fifth in chances created (34), while playing 27 times.

“Players like Fabio are really valuable, so why not get them before they fully break out?” He described it as “wise business.”

“Former Porto coach is the type of creative midfielder who always has a solution when you’re having trouble in a game.” He is able to see what is going on around him and predict what will occur.

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