Arsenal midfielder Denilson, who is currently on loan at the Brazilian club São Paulo, may not be returning to the club on a permanent basis after the end of his current loan spell according to reports in Brazil. Denilson recently moved to São Paulo on a loan deal till the end of the season. This is the second season on loan at the club. He has grown frustrated with the lack of first-team opportunities at Arsenal. He recently said that he was extremely happy at São Paulo and would be willing to make the move permanent. He is expected to cost in the region of € 3 million.
However, his performances in the current campaign have been poor to such an extent that São Paulo are considering the possibility of not taking up the option to sign him permanently. Denilson has also been involved in an altercation with fans over social networking site Twitter following his poor performances. Brazilian clubs have been able to bring back several stars much earlier than in the past due to the booming economy, which facilitate them to get several sponsors. The club’s president Juvenal Juvêncio recently revealed that the club may not be interested in parting away with € 3 million for Denilson.
It has put his future in the major speculation, as he is not part of Arsene Wenger’s plans as well. Denilson was expected to be the next big thing from Brazilian football, but the last few years have been extremely tough for the 25-year-old. The players still has only three months at the Brazilian club before he can aim to convince the São Paulo board to make a permanent offer. Arsenal have been linked with several defensive midfield players, which could mean that he may not have a future at Arsenal as well.