Marcus Vinicius Oliveira Alencar better known as Marquinhos, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a Right Winger for Premier League club Arsenal.Marquinhos made his professional debut for São Paulo on the 11 July 2021, coming on as a 78th minute substitute in a 1-0 Série A home win against Bahia.
On 13 June 2022, Marquinhos signed for Arsenal on a long-term contract. however fellow Premier League club, Wolverhampton Wanderers are considering taking legal action against both Marquinhos and São Paulo as Marquinhos had signed a pre-contract agreement with them prior to joining Arsenal.
Marquinhos made 33 first team appearances during his time with Sao Paulo and was a part of the squad which won the Compeonato Paulista in 2021.The young Brazilian youth international developed through the Sao Paulo youth system, progressing into the first team squad and making his first team debut as an 18-year-old last July.
The young forward, who has represented Brazil at under-16 and under-17 levels, will travel to London from Brazil in the coming weeks to join up with his new team mates for pre-season training.
Technical director Edu said: “We’re delighted to have completed the transfer with Sao Paulo, as Marquinhos was a player we had been watching for a while. At 19, he is still very young, so he is a player for the future. We look forward to Marquinhos now joining us for pre-season, making his new home, and continuing to grow and develop with us.”
Everyone at Arsenal welcomes Marquinhos to the club.
The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.