Joel Campbell seems all set to be awarded his work permit this summer and should be heading to London ready to join his team-mates for pre-season for the first time.
1 Nil Down 2 One Up have written a very good piece explaining just why there should be no problems for him getting the red light to play in England, it’s worth a read if you haven’t done so already.
Although Campbell is very strong on his left foot, his right one isn’t too bad either so maybe that will keep the ‘all our strikers are left footed’ wingers quiet….
Whether or not he stays with us for the first part of the season, or goes out on loan to another Premier/Championship side remains to be seen and I strongly suspect his pre-season will dictate that and of course the outcome of the ‘you know who’ contract situation.
Either way, it will be good to see him playing in England and for some of us, we’ll get to see a lot more of him.
Denilson, what is there left to say about this young man that hasn’t already been said?
Well, shock horror, Sao Paulo Vice-president Joao Paulo de Jesus Lopes has managed to come out with something very new and quite disturbing.
He told Globo Esporte:
Arsenal’s staff want him to return but we are waiting for Adalberto Baptista to have talks with them. Maybe we will manage to extend the loan for six more months or even another year.”
Asked about Arsenal’s view on Denilson, De Jesus Lopes added:
They liked his performances, they liked Denilson’s development. That’s why they want him to return.
I don’t believe that for one minute, they want to buy him, but they don’t want to pay what Arsenal are asking but watch this space, they’ll get him before the transfer window closes. Well, I bloomin hope they do!!
Update on those going, gone and staying:
These have gone:
These are going on the 1st July:
And these have been offered and will accept a professional contract on the 1st July.
So, the clear out continues, just need to add a few older players to that list now Arsene….
Have a good day all……