Chelsea winger Willian has signalled his intention to stay at the Blues for the long term. The Brazilian’s current deal expires next summer and he has been linked with a switch to Juventus on a free transfer.
However, when asked about his future by the Evening Standard, the 31-year-old revealed that he is loving life in London and hasn’t even considered the prospect of leaving:
“From my side, I want to stay. I have one year left and I want to stay because I like to play for Chelsea. I love this club, I love to live in London and my family loves it here. I have been here six years already so everything is perfect for me.”
Willian started the 5-2 win against Wolves at the weekend, and manager Frank Lampard praised the midfielder’s performance after the game.
The Brazilian international has said he is enjoying life under the new head coach and he is very keen to see some stability at the club with Lampard sticking around as manager for the long term:
“He was a fantastic player, one of the best in the world, and now I hope he can become one of the best managers in the world so, I think he has everything to achieve this. Is it a change of culture? I hope so, because I am here six years, I have had already five managers. I hope he can stay here a long, long time.”
Willian will have a massive battle on his hands to keep his place in the side with the returning Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount all in contention to start in wide positions.