According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, OM have prepared themselves for the loan signing of Fabio Vieira this winter. But who is this player, who is from Arsenal?
The Portuguese international candidate is 23 years old (they acquired him in May), Fabio Vieira is an attacking midfielder, often used on the flanks, but very comfortable in the center, even a little more Even below.
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Bought from Porto in the summer of 2022 for a modest sum of 35 million euros, the native of Santa Maria da Feira is left-handed, but when he is not on the pivot, he is more comfortable on the right.
Before signing with the Gunners and appearing in 32 matches in all competitions last season, he always played for his training club Porto, with whom he reached all levels in the youth teams. He has also been regularly selected in all youth selections, but not with A, where Bernardo Silva and Buono Fernández have blocked him.
Not a scorer, Fabio Vieira can be a tremendous passer
Small in size (he measures 1.70 m), Fabio Vieira has great technical qualities, but he is not a scorer. He has been a sight to behold since he was in England, although he provided 14 assists (+6 goals) during his last season with Porto, playing a key role in the championship title won by Porto (his His second place was thanks to his 8 appearances during the 2019/2020 season. They also won the Portuguese Cup in 2022.
This season, he has been little used by Mikel Arteta and has only spent 238 minutes on the field in the Premier League. We also saw him in Lens in the Champions League, when he replaced Bokayo Saka after his injury in the 34th.th minutes. He played only 86 minutes in four matches. His lack of game time could lead to him being loaned out to OM for the last five months of the competition, provided the Gunners cover part of his wages.