PICTURE: Portuguese winger signs Arsenal deal

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Arsenal have added a new academy star to their ranks.

It is the time of year where clubs like Arsenal have to make tough decisions and prepare to let academy prospects go as they did with several players last summer, but this also means opportunities for new recruits.

Step forward Jonatas Centeno, the latest addition to the Gunners

The Portuguese youth international posted the above image of himself on his Instagram page late on Thursday, putting pen to paper on an agreement with the club.

Centeno is pictured on the Portuguese football federation's website, which details his regular game-time for their under-16 side. 

Born in February 1998, as he is still 16 he cannot sign a professional deal, pictured above likely with scholarship papers.

What is a coup for Arsenal, is a blow for Fulham - who he had been playing with previously. ESP Brasil reported in January that he was considered the 'best player' in a youth game played for the west Londoners against Barcelona. 

The website details how one of the Manchester clubs, Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon all had been tracking his signature.

In December, Centeno was a scorer for Portugal's under-17 side in a 4-3 friendly loss to England.

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