Wellington Silva may finally get his chance in England with Arsenal
Wellington Silva is close to obtaining the documents needed to be granted a European passport that could help kick-start his Arsenal career having signed for the club in 2010.
Silva signed for the Gunners in January of that year but wasn’t granted a visa by FIFA so has been on loan to various different clubs including Levante and Real Murcia.
He told Lancenet that he might finally be moving to England for the 2014/15 campaign.
“The process to get the passport is already under way.
“The Spanish law says that to request the documents you have to have been here two years. In January 2014, it will be three years so I think they will be ready.
“The pre-season in England starts in July and I’ll have a passport by then. I hope to have the opportunity to achieve my dream of playing for Arsenal. The team is strong and I hope to fit in well.”
Silva hasn’t enjoyed much success during his loan spells away from his parent club but will hope that moving to England can resurrect his early promise.
The 20-year-old, who came through the Fluminense academy before representing the club, aged just 17, showed enough talent for the English club to sign him. He’ll hope to repay that faith next season.