Wellington Silva has returned home to sign with junior club Fluminense after failing to make an appearance for Premier League outfit Arsenal.
Silva, 23, joins Fluminense on a four-year deal after a turbulent time under contract at Arsenal.
The Brazilian was signed by Arsene Wenger in 2010 but did not receive his work permit to play in England until the 2015-16 season.
Silva spent time on loan at Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Murcia and Almeria before joining Bolton Wanderers after claiming his permit.
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However, the winger decided to bring his time in Europe to an end, electing to return to the club he joined as an 11-year-old.
“I am very happy. I want to thank Fluminense for this opportunity after so long to go back, I’m eager to start. I am very anxious, really it is like the first time.
“[My] Desire to return has always existed. When I learned that it was possible I was nervous for 10 days.
“I am very happy and I have no words to thank. Now I have to train and get on to the field as quickly as possible.”
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