Bordeaux abandon Wellington Silva transfer

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Wellington Silva's transfer from Fluminense to Bordeaux has fallen through after the Brazilian forward failed a medical.

The collapse sees the 24-year-old denied a second chance at European football after a disappointing six-year spell at Arsenal, during which he failed to make a single appearance for the Premier League club.

After joining the Gunners for EUR4 million in 2010, Silva spent time on loan at Levante, Alcoyano, Ponferradina, Real Murcia and Bolton Wanderers, before returning to Fluminense in 2016.

He had agreed a deal to join the Ligue 1 club subject to a medical, but Bordeaux confirmed via Twitter they had opted against finalising the move.

Silva has scored seven goals in domestic league and cup competitions for Fluminense this year.