Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen is reportedly weighing up a move for former Arsenal medio Fran Merida. The Spaniard was once tipped by Arsene Wenger to be the next Cesc Fabregas, but hasn’t quite fulfilled his potential and after spells with the Gunners, Atleti, Hercules, Atletico Paranaense and Huesca, is currently plying his trade with Osasuna in the Spanish second tie. The club, despite Merida’s best efforts, were relegated from La Liga last season.
Leeds are currently joint top of the Championship table, having beaten Ipswich 3-2 over the weekend, but Christiansen has earmarked several targets to strengthen his squad in the winter, with the club having narrowly missed out on the playoffs last season after finishing 7th.
The Whites are currently in Wales preparing for a midweek Championship fixture against Cardiff City.
Wellington Silva, the Brazilian forward Arsenal signed from Fluminense way back in 2011, will finally get to represent the Gunners four years after signing for the North London club. The youngster, born in 1993, originally signed for the Gunners in 2009, but the transfer was delayed to 2011 owing to his young age.
At the time of his signing, Wellington was unable to get a work permit, and was farmed out to various Spanish clubs on loan. He is currently at Almeria, and has previously had loan spells at Levante, Alcoyano, Murcia and Ponferradina.
Wellington tweeted of his delight at getting a new Spanish passport, which makes him eligible to play for the Gunners in the forthcoming 2015/16 season without having to go through the hassles of a work permit Continue reading “Wellington Silva Arsenal 2015- Brazilian starlet finally gets Spanish nationality”
Arsenal have been linked with a move for Malaga start let Isco, with a fee of £30m being talked of.
The Gunners have already done business with the La Liga club this season, bringing Santi Cazorla to the Emirates Stadium, and the 20-year-old Isco, also an attacking midfielder, would require a fee rarely spent by the London club.