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Arsenal sign Wellington Silva for £3.5m but 16-year-old Brazil star won’t arrive till 2011 | Mail Online

Arsenal sign Wellington Silva for £3.5m but 16-year-old Brazil star won’t arrive till 2011 | Mail Online.

Arsenal are understood to have agreed a £3.5million move for highly rated 16-year-old Brazil forward Wellington Silva.

The Gunners have tracked the Fluminense teen sensation for more than a year and took him on trial in December 2008.

Wellington impressed in London, scoring four in a youth match against Norwich, and Arsenal subsequently tracked him at the Under 17 World Cup and Under 17 South American Championship.

The player’s agent, Rodrigo Pitta, said: ‘We completed the transaction last week, the player is already Arsenal’s and Fluminense have already received some money.’

Wellington cannot join up with Arsene Wenger‘s side till his 18th birthday in January 2011, but Arsenal are believed to have paid 65 per cent of the fee up front, with the rest to follow when he arrives at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal new boy Wellington da Silva has already scored at Old Trafford – watch how he did it here (video)

Woot! Woot! Wonderkid?

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