São Paulo sign Denilson as Arsenal eye Brazilian defender

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Brazilian side São Paulo have confirmed that Denilson has signed on loan for the rest of the year.

The 23-year-old midfielder, who began his career at São Paulo before moving to Arsenal in 2006, had been little more than a squad player at the Emirates for much of the last twelve months but now hopes a return to his homeland will kick start his chances of playing in the 2014 World Cup for Brazil.

Speaking to the São Paulo official website, Denilson made clear that he felt a more complete individual having spent five years in England and was looking forward to competing in the Copa Libertadores – the South American equivalent of the UEFA Champions League.

“I am very pleased to return. I want to help Sao Paulo become Brazilian champions,” confirmed the midfielder.

“I found many difficulties in the beginning because I was only 18. But I learned many things. Today I am a more aware and mature person. I hope I’ll be able to develop more with Sao Paulo this year and contribute to the team.

“I want to help the the club win titles and be called up by the Brazilian national team. The Championship is very competitive and watched all over the world.”

Fluminense are also thought to have approached Arsenal about taking Denilson on loan, however, according to trusted Twitter source @brazilgunners it appears that Arsene Wenger may have sanctioned the São Paulo deal with a view to bolstering his chances of sealing a move for the club’s 20-year-old centre-back Bruno Uvini.

Uvini, who is under contract at the Estadio do Morumbi until 2014, is set to captain Brazil at the under-20 World Cup in Colombia and could, depending on results in the group stage, face Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell – another name thought to be on the Gunners shopping list.

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Ringo Starr
Ringo Starr

Good Luck! Denilson , Now let’s the miser SIGNS another player

Goonarf
Goonarf

Thought we already signed kryptonian Jo-el Campbell

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Akeem
Akeem

Wsh denilson good luck and hope he becomes an improved player..Wenger shld pls sign a quality defender,we r nt hearing anytin abt Chris Samba anymore…a DM 2 cover 4 Song.

Akeem
Akeem

Wsh denilson good luck and hope he becomes an improved player..Wenger shld pls sign a quality defender,we r nt hearing anytin abt Chris Samba anymore…we alsn nid a DM 2 cover 4 Song.

Bromley Gooner
Bromley Gooner

Is Samba better than vermalen or djourou or even kocielny ‘m not so sure Yh he’s fucking massive but Blackburn conceded 16 goals more than arsenal last season and united just spent nearly £20m on samba’s defensive partner, why is everyone so obsessed with him, we need to sign players that will improve the team not provide cover we should be looking at Thiago silva from Milan or matts hummels from Dortmund Chiellini from juve why are people desperate for second rate players we should be buying the best.

Akhil Nayak
Akhil Nayak

Exactly bro…..Those defenders you mentioned are ABSOLUTE WORLD CLASS……I will add one more……….That Serbian defender at Dortmund(what’s his name)

emob
emob

Neven Subotic. But Dortmund won’t sell, neither of the two. Bayern Munich already tried. Subotic could come good, he needs a quick partner with organizational skills beside im though.

Akhil Nayak
Akhil Nayak

Subotic is like combination of Ferdinand and Vidic……He’s not slow but tall and composed……

Robbo Redondo
Robbo Redondo

Has Denilson signed for a basketball team?

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