Willian has revealed that he will finish the season with Chelsea even if his contract is to run out before the end of the season.
The Brazilian’s contract with the Blues runs out in June/July and it is unclear if the season will be concluded before then, with the Premier League currently suspended due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The 31-year-old has been linked heavily with a move to Spurs when his contract with Chelsea runs out, with Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo claiming that the Lilywhites are favourites to secure his signature.
Football Insider claimed that Daniel Levy is prepared to move early to strike a deal for Willian and is ready to offer him a pay rise.
However, the pacey wide-man has revealed that he plans to finish the season at Stamford Bridge, regardless of whether he is still contracted to the club when the campaign ends.
Speaking to Esporte Interativo, he said: “My contract really ends, I think in July and if I had to play on those dates, in these months, I think it would be no problem for me to end the league in a way which would be loyal to the club, as they always were with me.
“Regardless of a signed paper. But it’s clear that this is not a certainty, we don’t know what can happen. But without a doubt, as always, I will always be ready to give the best to my club regardless of my contract situation.”
However, the experienced attacker refused to spill any beans on his future plans.
When asked if there was any update his future, Willian responded: “No, nothing new, No news. Especially after what’s happening, everything stopped. But so far, no news about anything.”
Spurs Web Opinion
It does sound like Willian is not planning on signing an extension with Chelsea. It could be the case that he is using our interest to get a better contract from the club. While I think he can be a decent option to have in the squad, we are fairly well stocked for wide-players at the moment and so I see no reason why we need to prioritise his signing in the summer.
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