Bordeaux confirm complicated Wellington Silva capture


Bordeaux have confirmed that they’ll be signing Wellingston Silva from Arsenal after the club exercised a buy-back clause in his contract.

The Brazilian went to Fluminense on a free transfer last season, with a stipulation that the Gunners could purchase him back for a fixed price, believed to be around €3.5m.

With the French side willing to pay around €5m for the attacker, Arsenal have done just that and the player should be confirmed as their player early next week.

According to Bordeaux coach, Jocelyn Gourvennec, “Wellington Silva is expected to arrive this weekend and sign with us early next week after his medical visit.

“It took a bit of time, but he should be with us .”

Wellington was extremely highly rated by staff at Arsenal when he arrived at the club, but never seemed able to develop his talent during one of the many loan spells he was sent on.

He’ll now have a chance to further his career in Ligue 1. Good luck to him.


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