Arsenal have signed 18-year-old Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli from Ituano Futebol Clube for an undisclosed fee. According to the Gunners’ website, the forward has joined on a “long-term contract”, with the deal subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Martinelli scored 10 goals in 34 appearances for Sao Paulo-based club Ituano and was called up for a training camp with the senior Brazil squad ahead of the Copa America. “I model my game on Cristiano Ronaldo,” Martinelli said. “He is a player who works hard, pushing himself to the next level.
Always in the run for titles and individual trophies. “This is a dream since I was a child and also my family’s dream for me to be playing in Europe and playing for a big team like Arsenal. I am going to take this opportunity.”