Arsenal move for Brazil teen  

Friday, 1 January 2010

Arsenal have agreed a £3.5million deal for 16-year-old Brazil forward Wellington Silva, according to the player's agent.

The Gunners have tracked the Fluminense teenager after he impressed during a trial.

The player's agent, Rodrigo Pitta, told the Daily Mail: "We completed the transaction last week, the player is already Arsenal's and Fluminense have already received some money."

Arsenal have yet to comment on any deal.

Wellington cannot join up with Arsene Wenger's side until he turns 18 next year but Arsenal are believed to have paid 65 per cent of the fee up front, with the rest to follow when he arrives at Emirates.

The Brazil youth international is considered one of the most promising players of his age group in Brazil.

Manchester United, Chelsea, Atletico and Real Madrid have all been linked with the player, but Arsenal's long courtship appears to have paid off.


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