Arsenal flop Willian is ‘keen to return to CHELSEA this summer’ just 12 months after leaving Stamford Bridge on a free transfer, scoring just one goal in 37 appearances under Mikel Arteta.
- Willian reportedly wants to leave Arsenal and return to Chelsea this summer
- The Brazilian left Stamford Bridge when his contract expired last year
- Willian only scored once for the Gunners in 37 games under Mikel Arteta
- Thomas Tuchel already has a wealth of young, exciting forwards in his squad
According to reports, Willian wants to leave Arsenal and return to former club Chelsea this summer.
The Brazilian winger left Stamford Bridge after seven years on a free transfer last summer, with Chelsea refusing to offer him the three-year deal he wanted so badly.
Instead, the 32-year-old joined the Gunners, but after less than a year in North London, scoring just one goal in 37 appearances, Willian is now looking to leave.
Willian is reportedly looking to leave Arsenal and return to former club Chelsea this summer
He left Stamford Bridge last summer after Chelsea refused to offer him a three-year contract
Thomas Tuchel already has an enormous amount of attack options within his squad
According to Sky Sportsthe winger wants a new challenge and would like to return to his old club to play under Thomas Tuchel.
It has been claimed that a number of clubs in Europe, as well as David Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami, want to sign him, but that Chelsea would be his first choice.
He is currently under contract with Arsenal until 2023, meaning the Blues would have to pay a transfer fee for a player they were allowed to walk away for nothing 12 months ago.
Willian’s vote was described in a report in The Athletic earlier this month as ‘discontent’ and ‘ready to go’ after losing his place on the squad to Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe.
The Brazilian signed a three-year deal worth £ 100,000 a week and provided seven assists during his first season in North London, although two of them came against Fulham on opening day.
The two-time Premier League winner had also scored double-digit goals in four of his last five seasons in West London, before leading just one man north of the city this season.
Willian has won the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League twice in a brilliant first period at Chelsea.
Tuchel currently has a range of attack options at his disposal at Stamford Bridge, with Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz and Timo Werner all able to play in Willian’s position.
Inter Miami is also reportedly interested in bringing the 32-year-old Brazilian to MLS
Earlier this month, it was also reported in The Sun that Willian might be tempted to move to Inter Miami.
Phil Neville would be interested in signing Willian, but he would have to push the underperforming Rodolfo Pizarro off the payroll first.
Pizarro is one of the biggest earners in the US franchise, but hasn’t impressed Neville as he hasn’t scored so far this season.
The Mexico international is also one of two designated players to be assigned to each MLS side during transfer periods, while the other spot is taken by former Juventus and Real Madrid star Gonzalo Higuain, who has earned around £ 3.5 million deserves.
Sides can also pay a fee of $ 250,000 (£ 176,000) to the competition for third place.
The same outlet alleges that Neville hopes to close some deals before the primary transfer window – which has been open since March 10 – closes on June 1.
A second transfer window will open on July 7 and close on August 5.