Friday, October 25, 2019

Willian wants to continue his career in Europe

Willian continues to see his contract run down at Chelsea and the Brazil international is planning on staying in Europe beyond the end of the season, be that at Stamford Bridge or elsewhere.

The 31-year-old is taking in a seventh season in English football.

He has been a regular throughout his time in west London, with the 300-appearance mark for Chelsea passed in the current campaign.

There are, however, less than 12 months left to run on his deal and no extension has been agreed as yet.

Willian has expressed a desire to discuss fresh terms, but speculation has surfaced regarding a potential switch elsewhere.

Barcelona have been long-standing admirers of the South American and may decide to make a move if the opportunity to snap up a free agent presents itself.

It has also been suggested that the experienced forward could decide to head home, having left Corinthians for Shahktar Donetsk back in 2007.

Willian says a retracing of those steps does not form part of his plans at present, telling Esporte Interativo: “Of course when you talk about Corinthians, the club that launched me, I have a great affection. But honestly, I don’t think about returning to Brazil.

“I think I have a lot of wood to burn here in Europe. I have a market.

“I’m very happy here at Chelsea. Of course my contract is ending now, at the end of the season it’s over. But I’m happy at Chelsea and I plan to stay here.”

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