Willian the Brillian set to extend his stay at Chelsea Football Club.
Willian has had a wonderful summer, winning the Copa America with Brazil and getting the vacated No.10 shirt as well (unconfirmed by Chelsea as yet).
Now, his summer is about to get even better as Simon Johnson of The Evening Standard reports that Willian and Chelsea have agreed on terms on a contract extension which is set to keep the player at Stamford Bridge until 2021.
Willian’s future was up in the air a bit after he and the club were reportedly in a deadlock regarding the length of a potential contract extension, but it seemed certain that a deal would be struck sooner than later. PSG, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona had seen their interest waved away for the second successive summer. Willian even turned down a mega-money move to Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua to stay in London.
Willian agrees new two-year contract as Pedro seeks Chelsea talks
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) July 25, 2019
Given the transfer ban, Hazard’s departure, and Hudson-Odoi needing some more time before returning to training, Willian’s services might be more important than ever.
In March, he confirmed he was looking to stay, saying: “I have one year left, but of course I want to play for this club. This club is very special to me. I won titles here, I have the affection from the fans and from the people that work in the club. I feel comfortable to stay. I am happy when I play well and score goals. I can give a different light.”
Meanwhile, Pedro is another veteran who would like to discuss a new deal. The Spain international also has just one year left and will be 33 by the time the 2020-21 campaign kicks off.
However, he has been part of the Chelsea side that has won three major trophies since joining from Barcelona in 2015 and is keen to stay longer.