Report: Levy tells Mourinho that he can only sign Willian under one condition

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Dom Le Roy

Chelsea winger, Willian, is set to become a free agent this summer if the Blues fail to tie him down to a new contract in London.

Reports this year have claimed that Tottenham are favourites to land the player if he does leave Chelsea on a free deal (Mundo Deportivo).

However, The Daily Star now report that Daniel Levy has told Mourinho that he can only sign the Brazilian forward under one condition.

The Spurs chairman will only sanction a deal to sign Willian, who currently earns £120,000 per week at Chelsea, if Mourinho first agrees to sell players.

Levy is said to hold the opinion that Tottenham already have a high number of wingers at the club, including Lucas Moura, Heung-min Son, Erik Lamela, Steven Bergwijn, and more.

Willian has played 37 games for Chelsea this season, scoring seven goals in the process. Amidst injury problems at Spurs, the winger boasts an impressive record of never having played less than 41 games in a season for the Blues across six full campaigns (Wikipedia).

Spurs Web Opinion:

While Willian represents a great free signing for Tottenham, I don’t see him as much of an upgrade of players already at the club. If you ask me, he wouldn’t start ahead of Son, Bergwijn, and Lucas. I also get the impression that he wouldn’t want to sit on the bench, perhaps making Ryan Fraser a better option for the Lilywhites.

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  1. And here in lies the problem, Dan Levy exerting the wrong kind of control, and over a club destined to always fall short exactly because he does. Mourinho now has inherited the very same dilemma which plagued Pochettino’s reign as manager in attempting to do the job with one hand tied behind his back. Sadly Spurs will remain shackled whilst under Levy’s questionable narrative as the chairman seems incapable of seeing past the flaws in his own ill-judged and myopic philosohy.


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