Wellington set for yet another loan


Arsenal’s Brazilian forward Wellington is set to be booted out on loan yet again next season.

Having caught the eye of, and impressed, many at the club in his very early days, the young forward is now getting ready to join his fifth loan club having already had spells at Levante, Alcoyana, Ponferradina and Murcia.

His agent spoke to Sky Sports and said, “A deal has been agreed between Arsenal and Almeria for Wellington Silva to go on loan for the season.

“He had the choice to go to a number of teams in Spain, but Silva has decided to join Almeria. He will fly to Spain next week to complete the paperwork to join Almeria for next season.

“We are hopeful that, after this loan at Almeria, Silva will be able to return to play for Arsenal and they will monitor his progress in Spain next season.”

In truth though, it seems unlikely that he’ll ever make the grade at Arsenal. Despite 38 appearances in the Spanish Segunda last season, he scored just three times and only scored his first goal of the season in April. He’s now 21, not a kid either, so that’s also a factor.

His time at other clubs has been less than successful too, and bar some remarkable improvement and stellar showings for Almeria in the next campaign, his permanent future almost certainly lies elsewhere.

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