Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that a move for Willan would represent good business.
The Chelsea midfielder is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season and has yet to put pen to paper on a deal new.
Journalist Ian McGarry said on the Transfer Window Podcast last week that the 31-year-old wanted more security than the one-year extension which is on the table in line with Chelsea’s policy of over 30s only getting a one-year offer.
McGarry also went on to claim that Jose Mourinho is keen to work with the Brazilian once again.
Robinson believes that the player who famously snubbed a move to Spurs in the summer of 2013 after undergoing a medical at Hotspur Way before dramatically heading over to Chelsea to complete a move to their rivals (Metro).
Willian struck twice in the first half of Chelsea’s 2-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the Premier League clash between both sides prior to Christmas to rub extra salt into the wounds of the North London faithful.
Robinson is backed Tottenham’s reported interest in the player and believes that if he can do the business for the Champions League finalists, his previous actions would be forgiven by the fans.
He told Football Insider: “I wouldn’t care about what he has said about Spurs in the past, look at what Mourinho has said about Spurs in the past.
“If Willian became available, he is a top-quality player and if there is anyway Mourinho could convince him to come to Spurs, he’d be a brilliant addition.
“I think he’d fit into the squad perfectly as he’s a top-class player and you know what’s gone on in the past is irrelevant.
“If he performs in a Tottenham shirt, there won’t be a problem.
“Mourinho said previously he’d never become Tottenham manager, so I’m sure with a couple of wins and a couple of trophies in the cabinet, all will be forgiven.”
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