Posted on Thursday, 30th June 2011 by Tony Merakli
Denilson’s agent has played down talks of his client moving to Serie A giants A.C. Milan, and also stated that the Brazilian’s departure away from the Emirates have not even been discussed.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who last month expressed his desire to leave the Emirates this summer, was linked with move to the Rossoneri in yesterday’s Italian press.
However, Santiago Gerardo (Denilson’s agent), recently told Italian website Calciomercato.it:
‘I know nothing of Milan, I think at the moment it is only rumours.’
‘Spain and another Italian team? Currently there is no negotiations with (Arsene) Wenger.’
‘We often talk about other issues, but we never touched on the topic of a possible departure of Denilson.’
Now Gerardo’s words really worry me, especially his last quote.
Last month, Denilson stated:
‘This has been the worst season of my life and I am so upset, so frustrated. I am a winner and I came here to win trophies but I’ve been here for five years and won nothing. A footballer’s career is over very quickly so it is time for me to move on. This is not a sudden decision. I made up my mind eight months ago. I was fed up of coming home and feeling down. But I haven’t said anything until now because I did not want to disrupt the team during the season. And I haven’t caused a big scene. I’ve simply been to see Arsene Wenger and told him how I felt and he’s agreed to let me go. I know some people will think I am crazy. They are right. It is a great club with a great organisation, a great manager and so many talented players. Yes, I make a good living at Arsenal but other things in life are important. I need a fresh challenge and although I know I’m taking a big gamble I am ready to take that risk.’
Now after reading the midfielder’s comments above, to hear his agent state yesterday that the topic of his client’s departure has ‘never been touched’ has made me feel very nervous, and quite frankly, a little bamboozled.
Nothing against the Brazilian, I just don’t think he is an Arsenal player and was glad to hear that he wants to leave us this summer.
True, he has been with us for 5 years and that we haven’t won anything during this time. However, I can’t recall him doing anything noteworthy, or great to help the cause.
Anyway, I slightly went off the rail there (sorry guys). What I’m trying to get across in this article is – is Deni actually leaving Arsenal?
Because according to his agent, it doesn’t appear to be a possibility.
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