As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Brazilian pundits shocked by Arsenal swoop for Sao Paulo winger Marquinhos

Brazilian pundits and media are stunned by Arsenal's swoop for Sao Paulo winger Marquinhos.

It's emerged Arsenal have had an offer for Marquinhos accepted and the Gunners have agreed personal terms with the 19-year-old.

A mistake in his contract will supposedly allow him to move to Arsenal for just €3million in compensation fees, with Marquinhos' current deal expiring this summer. But Sao Paulo are now fighting to get a percentage from a future transfer if he ever leaves the Gunners for a fee.

World Cup winner Vampeta has claimed it is 'absurd' and has explained why he is confused with the deal.

"This is absurd. This is absurd," said Vampeta.

"Marquinhos' business. They're going to lose Marquinhos to Arsenal for €3m. I don't know if you remember that I used to say I watched Audax's academy games, Marquinhos in the under-15… he used to already make the difference.

"I said here on the show, 'There's an U-15 at Sao Paulo, Marquinhos'… Now he's going to leave on a silver platter."

Host Thiago Asmar then suggested that Marquinhos should be worth at least €10-15million, with all pundits agreeing, and then added that it's a 'scandal' he is leaving for just €3million.


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free