Arsenal have accomplished their first signing of this switch window, with Portuguese left-back Nuno Tavares becoming a member of on an £8million deal.
The 21-year-old, arrives from Benfica, is an thrilling back-up choice to stalwart Kieran Tierney, having represented Portugal at youth stage.
Tavares is but to interrupt into Portugal’s senior facet however made 25 first-team appearances for the Lisbon membership.
Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta advised the membership’s web site: “We welcome Nuno to the membership. He’s a younger participant with nice promise who has developed very properly with Benfica in current seasons and has additionally proven his high quality by being a part of Portugal Beneath-21s.
“Nuno’s arrival will give the squad further energy and choices in defence, significantly with this vitality on the left facet of the pitch.
“We sit up for Nuno’s arrival quickly, his integration into the Arsenal household and taking part in in entrance of our incredible supporters.”
Tavares, who performed towards Arsenal within the Europa League final season, will hyperlink up with Arteta’s squad within the coming days after travelling to the UK and finishing isolation necessities.
As is membership coverage, Arsenal haven’t confirmed the size of Tavares’ contract aside from to state it’s a ‘long-term’ settlement.
Technical director Edu stated: “Nuno is a proficient younger participant who was needed by quite a lot of golf equipment throughout Europe.
“He’ll present sturdy back-up within the left-back place. We sit up for him rising and growing with us and turning into an essential member of the first-team squad.”
However what sort of participant are Arsenal getting? talkSPORT.com offers you the lowdown on their latest recruit.
Arteta touched on it when Arsenal introduced the signing by saying he affords nice vitality on the pitch.
Tavares’ athleticism is clearly his greatest energy. His signature transfer is to run previous opponents and generate assaults for his crew.
If he goes spherical the surface he’ll fortunately whip in a cross for his teammates to assault however he may reduce in on the within to then play a by ball to the striker – he’s received multiple string to his bow with regards to getting previous gamers.
Tavares comes throughout as one thing of a uncooked expertise although, regardless of his clear potential he received three assists in 25 appearances. It suggests he doesn’t fairly have an end-product or Benfica didn’t totally recognize what he may deliver.
His attacking prowess and athleticism trump his defensive means, which has room for enchancment.
A technique to get spherical that will be to make use of him as a left-wing again and putting Tierney, who is thought for his wonderful management expertise, within the again three.
Nonetheless, there has not been any suggestion from Arteta that he’ll change from the again 4 he normally performs at this stage.
However, Arsenal can contemplate their newest signing an thrilling choice for the longer term, who supplies wonderful cowl at a discount value.