Monday, October 13, 2008
Brazilian wonder kid Dentinho reveals his preference
By 1970’s Gooner
Much has been written about Brazilian wonder kid Dentinho who has been banging in the goals for his club Corinthians in the second tier of the Brazilian League.
Arsene Wenger was first to recognize Dentinho’s abilities who is now regarded as one of South America’s hottest talents.
As first reported by "Arsenal Analysis" Dentinho could have been with Arsenal since last season but his Brazilian club “Corinthians” refused to sell him.
It was then widely reported in Brazil that Dentinho was on the verge of a £3million move to Arsenal.
“Arsenal made a proposal but Corinthians did not agree for them to negotiate. I was not bothered, I think that my moment is going to arrive” Dentinho said a year ago to Brazilian internet sports paper Globesport.com
Ever since then Real Madrid showed a strong interest but again with no avail.
However, it has been reported recently in the Spanish press that Arsenal were about to buy the player and loan him out to Spain’s Segunda Division side Salamanca.
Håvard Nordtveit and Pedro Botelho are currently on loan with Salamanca and Carlos Vela was "parked" there for a year before moving to First Division Osasuna for the next two years of his stay in Spain.
However Dentinho himself has today revealed that after receiving some offers, the latest from an Arab club, he intends to honour his contract with Corinthians which runs until 2012.
“I intend to fulfill my contract until the end. Clearly, it is my dream to go there (to Europe) as any player. But now I have no desire to go” he said.
But he did not rule out such a move in the future if the financial situation of both his club and his family demanded it.
“Because of financial conditions it is sometimes not possible to refuse a proposal. My family is large and has a lot of people who depend on me” he said to the Brazilian press.
Dentinho’s contractual rights belong to three owners. His club Corinthians with 57.5%, the group DIS, owners of supermarkets “Sonda” with 22.5% and the remaining 20% belong to his agent and manager.
Can we have our best player back please Mr Wenger?