Wellington Silva Update
May 15, 2010
Our new Brazilian wonderkid made an impressive start to life in the Fluminense first-team by scoring on his debut and then majestically setting up the winning goal with some tricky wing play.
The YouTube video below encapsulates the game in which he made said debut.
However, he has struggled a little since, inconsistency being a big problem, although with a kid aged 17, you have to expect such up and down performances.
Life will get tougher for the young winger come striker, as the new season of the Brazilian Serie A is now under way.
Fluminense are now managed by Muricy Ramalho, the former Palmeiras head coach.
Ramalho could be the man to help steer our young gun towards a good 6 months of first team football, prior to his much-anticipated arrival in London in early January 2011.
He was the man accredited with discovering Denilson, not our Denilson, but the lively winger of the 1990’s, who was once the most expensive signing in the world.
16 odd million, if I remember correctly, was the price Real Betis paid for him back then.
Under current FIFA rules, we are not allowed to officially sign Silva him until he turns 18, which he will do on the 6th of January 2011.
Fluminense lost their first game of the new season, 1-0, last weekend, Silva was a late sub during the game after his team lost a defender via a red card after 35 minutes of the first half, the ensuing penalty was duly converted.
Below are highlights, thanks to Johnny, which shows Silva making a jinky run that drew a red card for the opposition player.
I shall endeavour to keep readers updated on Silva’s progress as the Brazilian season unfolds.