“I wouldn’t be surprised” – Chris Sutton tips Spurs to land Brazilian international

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Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton has backed Willian to join Spurs this summer after admitting that he would not be surprised to see the Brazillian make the switch across London..

Speaking to Stadium Astro, Sutton admitted he is expecting the winger to leave the Bridge this summer with Spurs a potential destination.

“It looks like that ship [Willian staying at Chelsea] has sailed,” Sutton said.

“I think he’s a really valuable player but the fact [Hakim] Ziyech is coming in and [Timo] Werner and they have players who can play in those wide areas, I think Frank [Lampard] is looking for something a little bit different.”

Willian was set to join Spurs in 2013 from Russian side, Anzhi Makhachkala, however he snubbed the Lilywhites late on to join their London rivals (BBC).

Almost seven years later, Willian could now make the move to Spurs to reunite with the manager who brought him to England in 2013, Jose Mourinho.

Sutton added: “It is a little bit of a surprise to me because his fitness levels seem very, very good.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see him end up at somewhere like Spurs if I’m totally honest,” 

The two-time Premier League winner has impressed since the return of football after the lockdown period, having netted nine times and providing seven assists this season (Transfermarkt).

With his contract coming to an end with the Blues, this is a move which would make a lot of financial sense to Spurs.

However, where will this leave the likes of Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela?

Spurs Web Opinion

Willian has really impressed since returning to football post-lockdown, I think he is a really solid option. However, I don’t think he starts in our squad. I have really liked the look of Steven Bergwijn on the whole since he joined and Lucas Moura really shone in the win against Newcastle on Wednesday night. A good option to have, though?

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