Arsenal have completed the signing of highly-rated Benfica youngster Joao Virginia, reports suggest.
According to Metro, the 15-year-old shot-stopper trialled with Manchester United earlier in the year and was on the “cusp” of signing a deal with the Red Devils.
However, Portuguese publication Mundos dos Guarda-Redes reports Virginia has penned a four-year deal with the Gunners after Arsenal officials agreed terms on a deal with Benfica.
It’s the second time in a week Arsenal have nabbed a highly sought-after young talent away from the grasp of Manchester United, with the Gunners finalising a deal for Ajax striker Donyell Malen last week.
Malen had been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford following his superb performances for Ajax at youth level, however it was Arsenal who landed the youngster’s signature.
It caps off a good few days for the Gunners, with the North London side beating rivals Chelsea in the Community Shield on Sunday.
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