Arsenal have completed the signing of Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares in a deal that could eventually be worth £8.5million.
The Gunners announced on Saturday morning that Nuno Tavares has signed a long-term contract with the club.
Tavares will join up with his new team-mates in the coming days after he has travelled from Portugal.
He completed the current isolation regulations for international arrivals into the UK. He will wear the No20 shirt.
Nuno Tavares welcomed at Arsenal
“We welcome Nuno to the club,” Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said.
“He is a young player with great promise who has developed very well with Benfica in recent seasons.”
“Nuno Tavares has also shown his quality by being part of Portugal Under-21s.”
“Nuno’s arrival will give the squad extra strength and options in defence, particularly with this energy on the left side of the pitch.”
“We look forward to Nuno’s arrival soon, his integration into the Arsenal family and playing in front of our fantastic supporters.”
Arsenal technical director Edu has hailed Nuno Tavares claiming that he is a top player.
“Nuno is a talented young player who was wanted by a number of clubs across Europe.”
“He will provide strong back-up in the left-back position.”
“We look forward to him growing and developing with us and becoming an important member of the first-team squad.”
Tavares came through the Benfica youth system and has made a total of 25 appearances for the club.
He made his first-team debut in the Portuguese Super Cup win over Sporting Lisbon in August 2019.