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Arsenal announce the signing of Nuno Tavares from Benfica


Arsenal have made their first summer signing of Benfica's left-back Nuno Tavares. The official website of the Gunners and its account on Twitter announced the settlement of the Nuno Tavares deal, as Fedi posted to the player, commenting, "Welcome to Arsenal.. Nuno Tavares," after the Portuguese star underwent a medical examination before moving to the Emirates Stadium, which provides valuable coverage for coach Mikel Arteta as a back. Acer for Kieran Tierney.


Nuno Tavares is a 21-year-old Benfica player, who was born on January 26, 2000 in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon.


After short spells with the youth teams of Casa Pia and Sporting CP, he joined the Benfica academy at the age of 15 in 2015, before making his debut with the second team three years later.


He also joined Benfica's first team at the start of the 2019/20 season and made his debut in the 5-0 win over city rivals Sporting to win the Portuguese Super Cup.


And in the 2020/21 season, Tavares played 41 A games in all competitions, scoring a goal and making seven assists.


 While press reports revealed that Arsenal agreed to pay an initial fee of about 7 million pounds ($ 9.7 million) to Tavares.


However, that fee could increase by 1.5 million pounds ($2.1 million) if certain clauses are taken into account while Tavares is at the Emirates Stadium.


But Arsenal decided the best option was to bring in a young left-back they could develop over the next few years, and the 21-year-old Tavares has been recognized as a player with great potential who is good on both feet and can even work on the right if needed.


Primarily regarded as a powerful attacking left-back with excellent speed and sporting qualities, Tavares has made occasional substitutions at right-back and left-midfield, but has spent most of his career at left-back.


The youngster tends to make defensive mistakes from time to time, which is why he comes to the Emirates as a backup to learn and develop as a footballer there.


And he's likely to learn a lot from Scotland international Tierney, who has become a notable left-back player over the past few seasons.


Tavares represented Portugal at youth level and played for under-18 and under-19 teams before making his first two matches for the under-21 team in September 2019. While playing against Portugal at various levels, Tavares also has ties to Cape Verde, although it is unclear what If eligible for her country.

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