Wellington hits the crossbar as Murcia reach promotion play-offs


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Wellington Silva’s latest, and he will be hoping, final Spanish loan spell edged closer to its conclusion this evening as Real Murcia beat Real Madrid B 1-0. The result means that Murcia have qualified for the promotion play-offs, with a fixture against Cordoba to determine their fate. Wellington emerged off the bench and struck the crossbar with a powerful effort as he neared the end of his most successful temporary transfer to date.

Having struggled to impose himself during spells at Levante, Alcoyano and Ponferradina, the 21 year old has been something of a regular for Murcia, particularly in the second half of the campaign. He has made 36 appearances so far, scoring two goals and providing five assists.

With a year remaining on his contract at Arsenal, Wellington will be hoping that this Summer he can finally make a substantial impact at the club that signed him from Fluminense in 2011. The former Brazil U17 international has previously featured for the Arsenal U21 team in pre-season, but, with several senior players away at the World Cup and concerns over the fitness of fellow wingers Theo Walcott, Serge Gnabry and Ryo Miyaichi, who are all recovering from mid to long-term injuries, Wellington may yet be presented with an opportunity to impress in the first-team when he returns to London Colney at the end of this month.

3 comments

  1. When does his contract expire? I know this is bizarre to say but I would give him a run to prove himself. Given his background he probably found it difficult to acclimatise to Europe and lost his way a bit, with the sudden rise and cash going to his head. If he gets his head down, works hard and bulks up I still think he has an outside chance.

  2. Jorge, any indication whether he has received his Spanish citizenship. Without it, he will never get a work permit. He would not matter how ell he performed in pre season.

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