Arsenal midfielder Denilson has said that he wants to extend his stay with the Brazilian club Santos at least for another season. The Brazilian midfielder joined the Brazilian club Santos on a season-long loan deal after being frustrated about the lack of opportunities with Premier league club Arsenal.
Due to the departure of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, it was initially thought that Denilson would be brought back to London at the end of the loan deal. He would have been ideally available for the manager Arsene Wenger at the start of the season, according to Arsenal news.
The 24-year-old, though, has said that he is extremely happy with his life right now and would like to extend his stay in his home country by another year if possible. He has also revealed that his agent has begun talks with Arsenal over the possibility of making the additional year stay with the Brazilian club or moving to the Brazilian club on a permanent deal. It would be interesting to see if Arsenal will be willing to listen to offers for the midfielder. Denilson moved to Arsenal back in 2006 and made 150 appearances for the London club. His previous club São Paulo benefited substantially as a result of his transfer to Arsenal.
“There is the possibility of maybe signing a four or five-year contract. My lawyer talked to Arsenal and they asked to wait to see what happens in the Brazilian Cup before talking again. Anything could happen. Sao Paulo are doing their best to keep me, but I prefer to focus on my work and think about that later. There are two options – a permanent contract or extend the loan deal. I have already done my part by showing my intention of remaining here at Sao Paulo,” Denilson told Estadao.