Wellington Silva is delighted to have joined Internacional, and confirmed that surgery will not be required to fix a long-standing pubis problem.

Silva was confirmed as an Internacional player on Saturday.

He joined them on loan from Fluminese for the season, with a view to making the move permanent.

The attacker has said that he enjoyed playing for Fluminese, but is now looking to make a mark for Inter.

“They (Fluminese) were a club that I loved, but Inter is a great club and I want to make history in this shirt. I hope to have a great year,” he said, as reported Correio do Povo.

“It’s a pleasure to be here. I know it’s going to be tough, but we’re here to give our best. We have to work very hard.”

Silva could have ended up in Europe again last season if not for an inflamed pubis.

Bordeaux were on the verge of signing him, but opted not to complete a deal after medical tests discovered the issue.

He returned to Brazil and missed several games as he recovered.

The 24-year-old isn’t sure he’ll be fit in time to debut for his new club in January, but ruled out needing surgery.

Arsenal had Silva on their books for six years but didn’t give him a single first team appearance.

Much of that was down to him not having a work permit.

When he secured one in 2015, he was sent out to Bolton on loan.

After that, he returned to Brazil, where he seems to be putting together a decent career.