‘My wish is to stay in the Premier League’: Willian admits he wants to move to another club in England if he leaves Chelsea in the summer … with ‘Spurs looking for a free transfer’
- Willian’s preference is to move to a Premier League club this summer
- The winger was unable to agree on a new deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge
- Tottenham, headed by Willian’s ex-boss Jose Mourinho, is interested in a deal
Willian has admitted his preference for another Premier League club should his Chelsea contract expire this summer.
The winger failed to close a new deal to keep him at Stamford Bridge and will leave the club as it stands now in late June.
Tottenham, led by Willian’s former boss Jose Mourinho, is interested in signing the 31-year-old with a free transfer, according to The Sun.
Willian has revealed that he prefers to join another Premier League club this summer
Willian said, “My wish is to stay in the Premier League, but I can’t rule out playing in other leagues, no. I play until the end of the season and see what happens.
“The only concrete negotiation was to extend a contract with Chelsea, which was not possible. They wanted a two-year contract, and I asked for three.
“Now everything has stopped.”
“We hear the rumors, we know we are interested in clubs, especially since I am free on the market, I can negotiate, there are no offers for the time being.”
Willian’s contract ends this summer and Tottenham is interested in signing him
Willian came close to Totzham from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013, but the move failed to materialize and Chelsea signed him instead.
During his time with the Blues, Willian has won two Premier League titles, the Europa League, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
This season, Willian played 37 games for Chelsea in all competitions – scoring seven goals and giving six assists.
Two other Chelsea attackers will no longer have a contract this summer, with Pedro and Olivier Giroud both seeing their deals expire.