Barcelona have confirmed that Brazilian international Gio Queiroz has departed the club to join Arsenal.
The 19-year-old spent last season on loan at Levante, netting seven goals in 26 league appearances.
Gio is Arsenal’s third signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrivals of goalkeeper Kaylan Marckese from HB Koge and forward Lina Hurtig from Juventus.
A statement released on Barcelona’s official website reads: “Barcelona and Arsenal FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Gio Queiroz to the English club.”
Gio was under contract until 2023 at Barcelona, and Arsenal are reported to have paid a fee in the region of €40,000 to secure her services.
The winger joined Barcelona from Madrid CFF in 2020 and initially signed a three-year deal, having progressed through the youth system at Atletico Madrid.
Gio was born in Brazil and lived in both the United States and Spain, meaning she was eligible to represent all three nations at international level. She played for the United States and Spain at youth level, before making her senior Brazil debut in December 2020. The teenager went on to represent her country at the Tokyo Olympics the following year. She has been capped 12 times at international level.
The Telegraph report that Gio is expected to spend the 2022/23 season on loan at Everton.