In typical Arsenal fashion they have gone deep into the continental youth tournaments and picked out yet another superstar for the future.
His name Wellington Silva. The now 18-year old Brazilian was signed in March 2010 but after many attempts to gain a work permit, it seems as though the player will need to be loaned out to Europe for at least 3 seasons. This means they can keep tabs on him while he gets regular football and achieves his permit in the future.
It’s the Carlos Vela saga all over again where he was loaned out to Salamanca and Osasuna.
Wellington Silva, if given the right guidance will be a world beater one day. His trickery is phenominal, he has bags of pace and he’s a good finisher too. After seeing him play for Fluminense in the past he reminds me of Robinho with his footwork in particular. He is a naturally gifted player who has a big future ahead of him.
He’s very versatile as well. He plays on either flank, behind the striker and also as a striker himself. He likes to get a few assists and I feel he will develop into a winger because of his pace, skill and he likes to pick a pass rather than shoot himself. He may be a little lightweight in the middle so he can go out wide and cut inside from either side and shoot with both feet.
Wellington Silva is a bit of a showboater on the ball, he’s got a lot of confidence and he likes to show the fans. Reminiscent of Cristiano Ronaldo maybe?
What we know is that Arsenal have a real gem here but we are unsure when they can get him playing in the world’s greatest league. Spain looks the most likely destination, but they need him playing first-team football. I believe he will gain his first full international cap before he joins Arsenal which shows what a top player he is.
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