We are delighted to confirm the signing of Barcelona’s Gio Queiroz on a permanent deal.
In turn, we have reached an agreement under which Gio will be loaned to Everton’s Barclays Women’s Super League side for the 2022/23 season.
The 19-year-old Brazil international joins us after a loan spell with Levante last season, with the winger scoring 11 goals in 31 appearances during her loan spell.
Gio made her senior debut for Madrid CFF at just 15 years of age in 2018, racking up 14 appearances with the Spanish capital’s side before sealing a move to Barcelona in 2020.
The winger spent the 2020/21 season with the Catalan side and was part of the squad that won the UEFA Women’s Champions League, the Spanish league title and the Spanish Cup before moving to Levante for the 2021/22 season.
At international level, Gio was part of the Brazilian team that won the 2022 Copa America title – alongside our centre-back Rafaelle Souza.
“I’m very excited. I know Arsenal is a great club – it’s one of the best clubs in Europe,” said Gio. All the players here are very competitive and have a lot of experience, so I’m excited to learn and develop from them. Arsenal is a club that belongs to the top and with hard work we can make sure we are there.”
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “We are delighted to have completed this transfer. Gio is an exciting prospect and we believe she has great potential. We will be following her development closely this season and look forward to seeing her progress.”
“We have been following Gio for some time and are delighted to have brought her to Arsenal,” said Clare Wheatley, head of women’s football. “She will now be spending time on loan to continue her progression and adapt to English football. We are confident that her time on loan will provide her with valuable experience at this stage of her development.”
The transfer is subject to the completion of the regulatory processes.
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