Edu Pleased To Seal Deal for Flamengo Defender Mari
Arsenal’s Technical Director Edu Gaspar spoke of his happiness after sealing the loan transfer of Spanish centre-half Pablo Mari from Flamengo.
Edu flew to Rio at the end of last week to iron out the details of the deal and was pictured returning with the player to London to conduct a medical.
The deal appeared to hit a snag when Mari returned to Rio on Sunday night as the clubs continued to negotiate a deal.
Mari will join Arsenal on loan with the Premier League club reserving an option to buy the player outright in the summer.
“Pablo is an experienced player who will provide us with additional defensive quality. We have been monitoring Pablo’s career for a while and we are very pleased to have reached agreement with Flamengo for him to join us initially until the end of our season.
“Together with Mikel and his coaching team, we are all looking forward to seeing Pablo in an Arsenal shirt.”