Arsenal are said to be in advanced talks over the contract extension of Wellington Silva; a player, whom they signed some years ago, but is yet to realise his dream of playing for the Gunners.
According to ESPN, the youngster, who has been on loan in Spain for a couple of seasons now, is in talks with the Gunners over a contract extension, which will not only see him extend his current deal, but probably earn a substantial increase in his current deal, which is soon to expire.
Wellington, who joined the Gunners four seasons ago, is yet to make his debut for the club basically due to issues that have to do with his work permit. He was sent out on loan to Spain in order to gain some game time, which of course, is one of the pre-condition for granting a work permit in England. He was however, granted a work permit last April after spending the last four seasons on loan in Spain, and is finally set to realise his ambition of playing for the Gunners.
Tying him down to a long-term deal is a move in the right direction as the club would want to find out if he has the potential to make it as an Arsenal player. Of course, it also shows that Arsenal Wenger has confidence in his ability, or else how would you describe a situation where a player who has never kicked the round leather object for the Gunners being offered a contract extension after spending the last four seasons away from his parent club.