Arsenal have agreed a deal with Fabio Vieira that will see the Gunners pay €35m initially and then up to €5m in bonuses, but with the player belonging to Jorge Mendes GestiFute agency, he, of course, gets a big slice, too.

FC Porto's Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira claps during the Portuguese league football match between FC Arouca and FC Porto at the Municipal de Arouca stadium in Arouca on February 6, 2022. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)
FC Porto’s Portuguese midfielder Fabio Vieira claps during the Portuguese league football match between FC Arouca and FC Porto at the Municipal de Arouca stadium in Arouca on February 6, 2022. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP via Getty Images)

Until now, Arsenal have done well to stay away from business with Jorge Mendes but their latest deal for the 22-year-old FC Porto attacking midfielder, Fabio Vieira, puts an end to that.

According to A Bola in Portugal, Mendes will pocket around €13.5m in fees from the sale of Vieira to Arsenal and Vitinha to PSG.

Both deals are worth around the same amount, with Mendes pocketing a commission that amounts to 50% of any transfer fee over €30m.

So, if Arsenal’s deal to sign Vieira is €40m, Mendes gets half the difference between €30m and €40m – €5m.

He will reportedly make more from the Vitinha transfer (€13.5m) due to the way the bonus structure is arranged.

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