Wellington Silva is only now finally eligible to play in England, despite officially signing for Arsenal a number of years ago. Work permit issues prevented him from making the move earlier, but he’s now confirmed a move to Championship side Bolton.
He has made a somewhat comical gaffe though, mistakenly branding Bolton a Premier League team as he officially announced the move on Instagram.
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The Brazilian winger claimed he was thankful, because “finally [he would] get to play the Premier League”. Someone really should tell him that he’s dropping down a league to play in the Championship.
Nonetheless, a loan to Bolton could be an excellent move for the 22-year-old, who will finally get his first glimpses of English football. We have seen players benefit from spells with the North Western club in the past, with Jack Wilshere the most notable example.
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It’s far too much to ask for Silva to experience the same meteoric rise as Wilshere, but hopefully he’ll return to the Emirates an improved player capable of battling for a squad spot.