Arsenal Women have confirmed the signing of Gio Queiroz from Barcelona and that she will immediately be loaned out to Everton for the 2022-23 season, as revealed exclusively by Arseblog News on Tuesday.
The highly rated 19-year-old arrives from Barcelona after attracting interest from several other clubs across Europe and the WSL. With her eye on earning a starting line-up place for Brazil at next summer’s World Cup, Gio will join Everton on loan.
“I’m very excited. I know Arsenal is a great club – it’s one of the best clubs in Europe,” said Gio. “All of the players here are very competitive and have a lot of experience, so I’m excited to learn from them and develop. Arsenal is a club that belongs at the top and with hard work we can make sure we are there.”
Head Coach Jonas Eidevall added: “We’re delighted to have completed this transfer. Gio is an exciting prospect and we believe she has great potential. We will closely monitor her development this season and look forward to watching her progress.”
“We have been monitoring Gio for some time and are delighted to have brought her to Arsenal,” said Head of Women’s Football Clare Wheatley. “She will now spend time on loan in order to continue her progression and adapt to English football. We are confident that her time on loan will be provide her with valuable experience at this stage in her development.”