Arsenal tempts Willian from Chelsea with three-year deal
EPL FA cup champions, Arsenal is offering, Chelsea’s point man, Willian three-year deal to join the team on a free transfer: According to multiple reports out of the UK, the Gunners have made the soon-to-be-former Chelsea winger a very high priority in the opening hours and days of the summer/fall transfer window of 2020.
With other interest reportedly coming from Barcelona and MLS side Inter Miami, Willian undoubtedly has options as a free agent following the expiration of his Chelsea contract. According to Sky Sports, the weekly wages offered by Arsenal are “still some way short” of those coming from Barca and Miami.
The 31-year-old is said to have been open to remaining at Stamford Bridge, but he was only offered a two-year contract to do so, prompting him to explore possibilities elsewhere.
Despite starting the season at 30 and turning 31 in September, Willian put together his best season for the Blues, at least statistically speaking, in 2019-20. The Brazilian tallied nine goals and seven assists (in 36 appearances) in Premier League action, plus another pair of goals and an assist between the Champions League and FA Cup.
Factoring in their willingness to give him the third year he clearly desires, in order to secure his earning power until he’s 35, Arsenal could very well be favourites to land Willian.