Arsenal’s on-loan midfielder Denilson may finally manage to get off Arsenal’s books once and for all as his current employers Sao Paulo look set to make the move permanent this summer.
The Brazilian midfielder left the Gunners in 2011 on an season-long loan after struggling to stay in Arsene Wenger’s long-term plans and had his temporary stay extended last year.
The 25-year-old has enjoyed returning to his homeland and looks set to move there permanently but Sao Paulo will not rush into negotiations before his contract expires in a bid to keep the cost down.
Vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes told ESPN Brasil:
There are still more than 60 days left on his contract, so there are a couple of points to take into consideration.
The first point is that we are interested in the player and the second point is that we must deal with this situation closer to the end of the deal.
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If we do it too early, it will end up costing us more money.
This is good news for the Gunners who will be eager to remove the former first team player from the books. He has failed to live up to his initial exciting potential and is more suited to Brazilian football. Best of luck back home Denilson!