Wellington eager to fulfill European “dream” but won’t forget Flu

Wellington eager to fulfill European “dream” but won’t forget Flu

Brazilian teenager Wellington Silva has admitted that he has had to split his loyalties between his current team Fluminense and future club Arsenal as he trains in England ahead of his move in January.

The highly rated 17 year old watched Arsenal’s game against Liverpool on Sunday and was impressed with his future team mates as they grabbed a draw at Anfield.

“Arsenal started the season very well,” he told Futebol Interior. “They got a good result away from home. When you watch that match, [you can see] I’ll be at one of Europe’s greats and that makes me very happy.”

But the youngster refuses to forget where he grew as a player and is looking forward to returning to Brazil at the beginning of next month to help the Tricolor continue their excellent form in his homeland.

“I will return to Brazil and want to win for Fluminense. I watch the news and I’m following what happens with the club. I’m very happy with the time that Flu is having and I hope we get a happy ending,” he said.

“Of course I dream of playing here in Europe, but I am sure I won’t be able to forget Fluminense. It’s the club that gave me the chance to achieve that goal. I am very grateful for all that.”

He has now travelled with the Arsenal reserve squad that is set to play in the Platinum One Challenge in Dublin. He might well line up against Gary Neville in tomorrow’s match against Manchester United which could prove to be a fine test for the youngster ahead of his return to Brazil.

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