According to ESPN Brazil, Arsenal could yet turn a profit on Wellington Silva this summer with Werder Bremen the latest club pontificating over an offer.
As we’ve been reporting over the last few weeks, the Gunners have provisionally exercised an option to re-sign the Brazilian attacker from cash-strapped Fluminense with a view to flogging him to a European club, making a bit of cash and including a sell-on clause.
The 24-year-old, who spent six years at the Emirates without making a single first team appearance, looked set to sign for Bordeaux last week for £5 million until he failed a medical due to a pesky inflamed pubis.
Wellington promptly returned to Fluminense, underwent further tests and with the injury deemed not serious he’s again being touted to potential suitors. Bremen seem to like what they see and having lost Serge Gnabry inside 12 months to Bayern Munich, they’re on the lookout for an attacking midfielder.
Quite what Wellington makes of his circumstances is a mystery, however, after loan spells at Levante, Ponferradina, Real Murcia, Alcoyano, Almeria and Bolton Wanderers he’s certainly used to moving around a lot.
It’s worth making clear at this point, that Arsenal won’t be lumbered with the player if he doesn’t complete a move from Fluminense in the coming weeks. Instead, he’ll return to Brazil and continue his career there.