Arsenal striker Wellington has joined Spanish side Levante on loan. Wellington, 18, joined Arsenal from Brazilian side Fluminense earlier this month in a deal worth around £3.5m.

But the striker’s application for a work permit was turned down leaving Arsenal little option but to loan him. Napoli had the same problems.

“Levante have reached agreement on principle with Arsenal for the loan of their player Wellington Alves da Silva,” Levante said on their website.

Diego Cavalieri is also tipped to join Levante.