Aguero confirms hamstring tear
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 20:52:00
Cruzeiro striker Wellington Paulista has confirmed he is on his way to West Ham United and is determined to make a success of his move to the Premier League.
Paulista is due to arrive in England on Sunday to undergo a medical ahead of finalising a loan move to Upton Park, with the option of a permanent arrangement.
He will not require a work permit as he holds an EU passport and the Brazilian is looking forward to the next chapter in his career.
"I have had two successful spells at Cruzeiro," Paulista told Lancenet. "I thank the fans for their kindness during the time I was honouring the blue shirt.
"I am sure I am leaving via the front door and I hope I can return in the future.
"The transfer was good for everyone involved, now I'll work hard to succeed in this new stage of my career."
Cruzeiro's director of football Alexandre Mattos wished Paulista well for the future and paid tribute to the 28-year-old's time at the club.
Mattos told Terra: "Cruzeiro thanks Wellington, who is a great professional. He has always honoured and liked Cruzeiro, just like Cruzeiro likes him. He leaves with the club's doors open."
Aguero missed City's 3-0 win over Watford in the FA Cup third round on Saturday after suffering the problem late in the 3-0 win over Stoke on New Year's Day.
Roberto Mancini initially said he hoped to have to his joint top-scorer back for next weekend's trip to Arsenal, but that now looks doubtful.
"The studies confirmed I have a torn muscle," Aguero wrote on his Twitter account tonight. "We have to keep on thinking positive and try to recover in the best way possible.
"For that, I've travelled to Italy where a specialist is treating me. I'll keep you up to date in how the injury evolves."
Aguero has 10 goals for City this season, level with Edin Dzeko, with both players on the mark against Stoke.
Carlos Tevez replaced his fellow Argentinian in the line-up against Watford and scored the opening goal.