Wellington Silva wanted by Real Betis, if Arsenal agree to a loan deal

Real Betis, Benito Villamarin Stadium

Reports in Spain have linked Wellington Silva with another loan move to Spain, as Real Betis seek to strengthen their flanks.

Arsenal forward Wellington Silva could be heading back to La Liga, according to Seville based outlet Estadio Deportivo, who claim that Real Betis are very keen to secure a loan deal for the 22-year-old.

Wellington gained a Spanish passport during his spell with Almeria, making 31 appearances in La Liga and four in the Copa del Rey, although even strong performances throughout the 2014-15 season, couldn't help them avoid relegation to the Segunda.

Since joining Arsenal from Fluminense in 2010, Wellington has spent the last five seasons on loan in Spain, following stints with Levante, Ponferradina, Alcoyano, Real Murcia, and then Almeria.

Whilst there have reportedly been conversations between Real Betis and Arsenal regarding a loan deal, the Andalucian club apparently recognise they could face competition for the Brazilian born player, with other Spanish clubs said to be interested.

Additionally, there are negotiations to extend the contract of Wellington at Arsenal, who may also consider loaning him to clubs in England, either in the Premier League or the Championship. His current deal is until 2018, but Arsene Wenger still regards the player as one for the future.

Real Betis manager Pepe Mel is hoping to add another winger to his squad, with Wellington regarded as a player who can genuinely add quality out wide, as the team aim to make the most of their return to La Liga, following a season down in the Segunda.

The main threat to the interests of Betis, suggest Estadio Deportivo, comes from Portuguese giants FC Porto, with their Spanish coach Julen Lopetegui also said to be an admirer of Wellington.

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