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Denilson Extends Sao Paulo Loan

Denilson Extends Sao Paulo Loan

Arsenal`s Brazilian midfielder Denilson has confirmed that he has agreed to extend his loan at Sao Paulo for another year. After a shaky start back at the club that reared him last year, which saw him sent off twice in his first three games and become embroiled in an argument with Sao Paulo`s fans, the midfielder settled and has performed very well in the Brasileira. Sao Paulo had wanted to buy Denilson as a result, but could not afford his wages.

However, it looks as though Arsenal have agreed to loan him for another year. Denilson himself told Gazeta Espativa, 'I don't know what happened. I just expressed an interest in staying at Sao Paulo for at least another year. The chiefs on Arsenal's board helped.

'I didn't talk to Arsene Wenger. My lawyer and I met Sao Paulo's board and we agreed it would be better if I stayed at the club, and they reached an agreement with Arsenal."

The Brazilian press is reporting (though this is unconfirmed) that Sao Paulo will be paying a higher proportion of Denilson`s wages on this occasion and that the deal includes a clause allowing Arsenal the right to sell him if another club makes a permanent offer. Arsenal don`t tend to confirm these sorts of details though, so treat that information with due regard.

Meanwhile, Spanish side Real Betis have confirmed a deal to take Arsenal's Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell on loan for next season. Having signed from Deportivo Saprissa last summer, Campbell immediately took a loan spell at Lorient due to work permit issues, scoring 3 goals. He will join up with his new teammates for pre season training.

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Writer:Tim Stillman
Date:Friday July 6 2012
Time: 11:39AM

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Is this what angered RvP?
06/07/2012 12:47:00
No complaints there. Good luck, Deni.
06/07/2012 16:12:00
He's like the 'special' family member we keep in the attic and noones supposed to talk about. Not one interested party in the whole of world football? Just incredible.
07/07/2012 02:29:00
Fact that we somehow convinced Sao Paolo to pay his entire wages for this season is a ******** steal. Next year there will be only 1 season left on his seemingly never ending contract. So essentially we have not made any profits but limited our losses. Time to be ruthless with the rest of the deadweight.. Im looking at you Chamakh, Park Vela and Diaby.
07/07/2012 13:22:00
What a poor signing this proved to be for us. Just shows for almost every player judgement he's got right, how many have turned out wrong for Wenger, particularly recently. Denilson, Bendtner, Vela, Squillaci, Chamakh, Almunia, Fabianski...
07/07/2012 13:33:00
Are you sure sajit? Do you have a link for that info? If they can't afford to buy him I have grave doubts that they are able to pay whatever wage he was on at Arsenal.
07/07/2012 14:17:00
That's going to be par for the course though isn't it vin? that's why ready made experienced successful players cost what they do, in reality Wenger should be happy with a 35/40% success rate for unproven kids that quite literally could go any way, it's an extraordinarily impossible thing to ascertain whether a young man has any more than potential and talent, as so much more goes in to being a successful footballer, the players you've mentioned are failures in the eyes of Arsenal fans but success stories in the eyes of every lower league player and a lot of fans too of all leagues. I am pertty shocked at how not one solitary offer from anywhere for Denilson has been forthcoming though.
07/07/2012 14:26:00
& every club has a long long list of youth players that don't make the grade, we're far from being alone in that, it's just that we have watched every failure these players have made, guarantee that the word 'deadwood' has been typed somewhere in relation to every premier league club this last week.
07/07/2012 14:31:00
What's being reported is Sao Paolo only took on a lot more of his wages, this time, than they did last season. Wenger brought him in as a teenager with a big reputation, skipper of Brazil's age grade teams he played for (think it was the U-17) and touted for great things. Not sure the manager did much a wrong there. The player just didn't drive himself to the next level.
07/07/2012 14:31:00
0 This article is quite relevant to the discussion.
Little Dutch
07/07/2012 14:49:00
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