We reported two days ago that Chelsea defender Oliveira Dos Santos was close to joining Brazilian side Gremio. Latest report according to Sky Sports reveals that the player has departed Stamford Bridge to another loan spell with his native side Gremio.
Wallace joined Carpi in the summer of last year on a season long-loan deal but was largely reduced to a fringe player for the newly promoted Seria A outfit. He has featured seven times in the Seria A for the club but five of his appearances were from the bench.
He is expected to be with Brazilian outfit Gremio for the next 18months. The Blues are expected to pay his wages; this follows from the agreement reached between Chelsea and Gremio.
Even before the completion of the deal, the Sporting director of Gremio Rui Costa had hinted on talks for the player.
“We have a lot of ongoing negotiations,” Costa said. “Sometimes you [the press] discover, others have managed to maintain secrecy.
“Maybe we can announce the Wallace deal and yet another player on Wednesday.”
Wallace joined Chelsea from Fluminense in the January of 2013 but was unable to secure a work permit and was loaned to Inter Milan immediately. He was subsequently loaned to Vitesse before the last switch to Carpi. He joins the youngsters that are currently on loan. We hope he develops into a world class player.
He can play across any position on in the defence line but his favorite position is at right back. He has been tipped to replace Ivanovic in the long-run.