Chelsea supporters will be grateful to hear that the club is likely to succeed in tieing down Brazilian winger Willian to a long-term deal, amidst interest from Manchester United, according to The British media.
The Sun reports:
Willian set to sign new four-year Chelsea contract despite interest from Jose Mourinho and Manchester United
In reality Willian’s bargaining power would have been massive as rumours emerged of United’s interest.
He has been easily Chelsea’s best player over the last year and he looks as if he is still improving.
He’s always been a remarkable and pacy athlete. But he has added even more composure and end product to his game over the last season and his hard running style looks perfectly suited to The Premier League.
The 27-year-old, who has played 30 times for Brazil (6 goals) and is now a regular for his national team, hasn’t been a prolific scorer at Chelsea with 19 in 137.
But he’s a provider first and foremost and he also offers a crucial outlet for the defence when they want to get the ball up the park.
Chelsea’s new manager Antonio Conte will be extremely keen to hold on to the player and, if these reports are to be believed, he will now commit his future to the club.
The Guardian wrote last month that new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was keen on a move for the player and:
The Brazilian is open to the transfer