Bordeaux give Wellington boot
BORDEAUX: Brazilian midfielder Wellington Silva’s transfer to French club Bordeaux from Fluminense has been cancelled after he failed a medical, the Ligue 1 club said yesterday. “Following a medical visit, Bordeaux decided not to complete the transfer of Wellington Silva,” the club said in a statement. The 24-year-old arrived in western France last Sunday and had been due to be officially presented to the press yesterday afternoon. A Brazilian youth international, Wellington Silva was recruited by Arsenal in 2011 but could not play in England because of work permit problems. During six seasons in Europe he was loaned to clubs in Spain before returning to England to play for Bolton after acquiring Spanish nationality. He returned to his first club Fluminense in 2016, playing his last match on July 13 against Botafogo.