On Friday, we covered a part of Chelsea star Willian’s interview to Desimpedidos in which the Brazilian talked about the special relationship he shares with Jose Mourinho.
We thought it was a positive development in Tottenham’s rumoured chase for the winger but it turns out that Willian threw an even bigger hint in the same interview suggesting that a move to Spurs is not off the table.
Spurs were first installed as favourites to land Willian back in March (Mundo Deportivo) and the speculation has intensified since then.
However, it is clear that Spurs will not have a straight run at him with reports indicating that the likes of Liverpool (Sport via Sport Witness), Arsenal (ESPN Brazil journalist Jorge Nicola) and Newcastle (Football Insider) are all keen on signing the Brazilian.
It turns out that the 31-year-old didn’t just delve into how much he loves life in London in the interview with Desimpedidos but he was also specifically asked about moving to Chelsea’s London rivals.
Willian insisted that it would not be a problem as long as he left the Blues on good terms.
“However, it is like I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open, it would be fine to move to a rival club.”
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This quote along with what he said about Mourinho is a clear indication that he would like to move to Spurs. It is natural that he is a little coy about it but I am pretty optimistic from the Brazilian’s words that we will win the race for his signature unless Chelsea suddenly change their mind and offer him a three-year extension, which is what he seems to want.
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