Date of birth
Araruna came through the youth ranks at São Paulo to make his mark at first team level, breaking through to represent his boyhood club in Campeonato Brasileiro Série A action in 2017 and 2018.
His first start in Serie A came in a 1-1 draw against Fluminense in June 2017, playing in the same side as Lyon’s Thiago Mendes and against current Everton forward Richarlison.
Last year, Araruna garnered first team experience in the form of a loan spell with fellow top flight Brazilian side Fortaleza, making his debut in a cup competition back in March before earning regular Serie A football under Head Coach Rogério Ceni – the man credited for spotting his ability in the youth ranks at São Paulo.
His last appearance came at the end of a campaign that saw Fortaleza finish ninth in the Brazilian top tier, starting in a 2-1 win over Bahia at the Castelão last month.