Young French midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has joined us from Ligue 2 side Lorient for an undisclosed fee.
The 19-year-old started his career at the Paris Saint-Germain academy before joining Lorient’s academy in 2014.
Matteo made his first-team debut for Lorient aged 17 in October 2016 and went on to make 30 appearances. He is a France youth international, having represented them at under-18, under-19 and under-20 level.
Head coach Unai Emery said: “We are delighted Matteo is joining us. He is a talented young player and a lot of clubs were interested in him. He has big potential and gained good first-team experience last season with Lorient. He wants to learn and improve and will be an important part of our first-team squad.”
Matteo will wear the number 29 shirt - and you can get your 'Guendouzi 29' shirt here.
The deal is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
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