After seven years, Willian sees his trajectory with the Chelsea shirt near the end. After defeat 3-0 of his team to Bayern Munich, in a first leg game for the round of 16 of the Champions League, the striker revealed an impasse in the negotiations for the renewal of his contract, which ends at the end of the current season. And he finds it difficult to reach an agreement.
“Chelsea offered me two years, and they are not going to change what they offered. I said I wanted three more years. The situation is difficult because of this, I really don’t know if it will be possible (to stay at the club) ”, declared Willian, in an interview with“ Esporte Interativo ”.
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Willian came on 15 minutes into the second half against Bayern – Photo: Neil Hall / EFE
The 31-year-old Brazilian had his name involved in some speculation before the start of the current season and in the last transfer window in January 2020. However, no negotiations have progressed. He guarantees that he will not change his stance at Chelsea.
– My goal is to keep working and focus on this remainder of the season, so that Chelsea can continue winning games for the rest of the season. I have a clear head and focused for the rest of the season that we have left.
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Willian has five goals in 34 games for Chelsea this season. He made 26 starts as a starter. In the four games of February, after the closing of the transfer window, the Brazilian was in reserve in three and was the starter only in the defeat against Manchester United. He does not believe that the London team’s board will accept his request.
– I find it difficult for that matter. They offered me two and said that this is what they want to offer me. I said I want three. This negotiation is in progress, but it is really difficult because I just wanted another year of contract. Unfortunately, the club does not want to give. It is not impossible, suddenly we reach an agreement. That’s why I have to wait.
Less than six months from the end of his relationship with Chelsea, the Brazilian can sign a pre-contract with another team. In the Blues, Willian scored 57 goals in 326 games and won five titles, including two editions of the English Premier League and the Europa League last season.