Fluminense announce Wellington Silva capture
Fluminense have officially announced the signing of right-back Wellington Silva from Resende, following the completion of the player's loan spell at rivals Flamengo.
Wellington, 24, joins the Brasileirão champions on a three-year contract and becomes their second signing of the summer window, following the earlier addition of Naútico forward Rhayner.
The Tricolor Carioca will purchase 50% of the player's economic rights as part of the transfer, with Resende retaining 34% and Flamengo owning 16% since their loan signing of the player last season.
“I need to win over the Fluminense fans with my play and show more than when I was at Flamengo,” the player told reporters. “If I play well, show that I am a fighter and win titles, then I will win the affection of the crowd.”
Fluminense have agreed to pay R$2 million for the player (€800,000), as well as loaning Resende three players to compete in the Rio de Janeiro state championship.