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According to reports from the Sun, Arsenal are set to finalise a move for Wellington Silva to Bordeaux this weekend, the Ligue 1 club’s manager Jocelyn Gourvennec has claimed.
The Brazilian star was shipped out last summer to Fluminense with a buy-back clause which Arsenal have activated.
The Gunners triggered the £3million clause this month, opting to sell the 24-year-old on for a profit to Bordeaux.
The French side are reportedly paying £4.3m for the Brazilian winger and had an agreement in place with Arsenal last week.
Bordeaux manager Jocelyn Gourvennec has confirmed the deal will be finalised this weekend.
“Wellington Silva is expected to arrive this weekend and sign with us early next week after his medical visit,” Gourvennec said.
“It took a bit of time, but he should be with us.
“After that we will still have some work to do but I will not detail this now.”
Silva’s initial move from Fluminense to North London took place in 2010. However, the player’s initial years were fraught with difficulty, as work permit issues stipulated that he spend time on loan before arriving in England.
After five frustrating years and several spells in La Liga, the player was finally allowed into the British isles, but promptly found himself loaned out again, this time to Bolton Wanderers.