Arsenal prodigy Denilson has had his deal with Brazilian side Cruzeiro terminated, according to reports.
The player was one of the hottest prospects in football whilst with the Gunners but his fate quickly changed.
Denilson joined Arsenal in 2006 after growing through the ranks in Brazilian side Sao Paulo. He remained with Coach Arsene Wenger until 2011 when he was sent back to his boyhood club on a loan deal. Denilson played 96 times for the Gunners in the Premier League before his career went sour.
After failing to impress, he could only stay a year in Brazil before he returned to England. However, Arsenal were determined to cut their losses so they ended his deal. Denilson moved back to Sao Paulo on a free transfer deal in the 2013/14 season. The midfielder eventually moved to play in United Arab Emirates for Al Wahda FC for a year – after the Middle East side bought him from the Brazilian side in 2015 – before he was sent back to Brazil to play for Cruzeiro.
Denilson’s career hit another wall after the club ended his loan deal, meaning he would return to the Middle East in January for a chance to compete for a shirt. Cruzeiero ended the deal after the player could only earn two starts. The player in a statement said:
“I have just got to thank the club and the people who work there. I was received fantastically.
“I came for a short period and, as the club has little to play for left in the season, I came to an understanding with the board and decided to end this cycle.”
It is unlikely that the player would be able to force him way into the heart of the UAE-based outfit. These are the worse time in a career that might end soon.