Former Sunderland striker, Kevin Phillips, has urged Tottenham to complete the signing of Chelsea star Willian and believes that the Brazilian still has a lot to offer to the squad.
Willian has been a consistent performer for Chelsea since moving to the club in 2013 but he has seen himself limited to a bit-part role this season.
The 31-year-old’s contract with the Blues runs out this summer, meaning that he may become available on a free transfer.
The Daily Mail reported recently that Spurs will offer Willian a two-year deal in the summer as Jose Mourinho wishes to reunite with the pacey attacker.
Phillips is convinced that it will be an inspired move for the Lilywhites to land the experienced attacker, despite the fact that he is already on the wrong side of 30.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former England striker said: “Willian is a player that I like. I think he’s got great qualities, great attributes.
“At the end of the day, it’s whether or not he fits into Mourinho’s style and where he plays. Mourinho generally plays a 4-2-3-1, so you could certainly see Willian playing on the left or right and giving them a bit of quality.
“If they get him on a free and it isn’t too much money then go for it. He’s been in and out the side at Chelsea, whereas if he goes to a side where he’ll play week in and week out, you will certainly see the best of Willian.
“For me, he’s still got plenty to offer in the Premier League, and if Tottenham were to secure his services, I think that would be a good signing.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While we are fairly well stocked in wide areas with the likes of Steven Bergwijn, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura, and Ryan Sessegnon, the one thing we’ve learned from this season’s injury crisis is that we can never have too many attacking options. I think Willian can be a decent addition to the squad and a valuable player to bring on when the game is stretched.
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