Arsenal insist Wellington Silva remains a Fluminense player despite reports the Gunners would be stuck with their former Brazilian player.
There had been confusion over the striker’s future after reports in France claimed the striker had failed a medical at Bordeaux ahead of a possible transfer – and that the Gunners would be stuck with the 24-year-old.
But Gunners sources told football.london there is no prospect of that situation happening, with a sell-on clause and not a buy-back clause inserted into the £3m deal which took Wellington to the Brazilian outfit originally.
That means that despite his inability to secure a transfer to the Ligue 1 outfit, Arsenal will not be impacted in any way, with the Gunners only due a percentage of the £1.4m profit the Brazilian club hoped to make on the player by selling him.
Bordeaux confirmed the player’s failure to complete his medical on Twitter by saying: “Following the medical examination, the club decided not to implement the transfer of Wellington Silva.”
Pedro Abad, Fluminense president said recently: “When we brought him in last year, there was a clause that allowed Arsenal to buy him back for a fixed amount.
”Another club (Bordeaux, France) made a proposal that beats that value and Arsenal already said they will exercise this clause. So he should leave.”
Wellington has subsequently travelled back to Brazil where he will seek treatment for the ‘inflamed pubis’/groin strain that was given as the reason for him failing the test.
Silva has scored nine times in 49 appearances for the Brazilian side.