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Arsenal Will Activate Wellington Silva Buy-Back Clause to sell him onto Bordeaux

Globoesporte is reporting that Arsenal will activate their buy-back clause for Wellington Silva so that the player can be sold onto Ligue 1 side Bordeaux.

Wellington joined Fluminense from the Gunners last summer on a free transfer, with Flu only incurring administrative costs. As such, Arsenal had a buyback clause for 55% of the player’s economic rights.

With the Rio club in financial problems and the player in good form, Arsenal will opt to activate the clause and immediately sell the player onto Bordeaux, taking 55% of the total transfer fee, which is thought to be around €5m.

It is thought that the London club will insert a sell-on clause into the Brazilian winger’s deal, ensuring they receive a slice of any future transfer fee. Fluminense are currently struggling to pay players’ wages on time and need to trim their wage bill, for example on https://www.wildjackcasino.com/

Wellington signed for Arsenal in 2011, but never played for the first team, with loan spells at various Spanish clubs and a season long loan spell at Bolton Wanderers in the Championship. Having spent 5 years in Europe, he now holds a European passport. 

Silva joined Fluminense's youth setup in 2004, from neighbours Portuguesa. In December 2008 he was invited to a trial period at Arsenal, and scored four goals in a single match against Norwich with the Academy side. He returned to Brazil, however, and was assigned back to the youth setup at Flu.

On 31 December 2009 Silva agreed a deal with Arsenal,for a £3.5 million fee. The deal was delayed until 2011 due to his age.

On 28 February 2010 Silva made his senior debut for Fluminense, starting and scoring the second of a 5–1 home routing over Friburguense for the Campeonato Carioca championship; his Série A debut came on 9 May, coming on as a late substitute in a 1–0 loss at Ceará. In October, Silva was widely criticised by coach Muricy Ramalho, after his complaints due to the lack of opportunities, and subsequently appeared rarely after the disruption with his manager.

On 18 July 2016, Wellington Silva returned to his former team Fluminense on a four-year contract.His name changed to Wellington to not be confused with Wellington Silva.


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