Chelsea and Willian could finally be about to shake on a new contract for the Brazilian playmaker.
The West London outfit looked set to bid farewell to their long-serving winger after negotiations hit a stalemate. Willian’s current deal is due to expire, but according to the Daily Express (via The Mirror), the two parties have agreed on new terms which will extend the 31-year-old’s stay for another two years.
Would you like to see Willian sign a new Chelsea deal?
It looked like the writing was on the wall after Willian admitted he and the club had hit a road block in their extension talks. The wide-man told De Sola (via Daily Mail), that Chelsea had tabled an offer of a new two-year deal, but Willian was hoping for three instead.
Now, it seems the Brazilian is happy to accept the shorter contract, which will see him stay at Stamford Bridge until 2022. If he continues his positive run of form, it’s also likely he could return to the bargaining table and request an extra year on top of the initial agreement.
Since the restart of English football, Willian has put in some incredible shifts on the pitch, tallying a total of seven goal contributions in ten appearances (via Sofascore). His efforts in the FA Cup quarter-final against Leicester City helped carry his side through as he provided the assist for the only goal of the match.
Additionally, Willian has got a lot of the Chelsea fanbase on his side, who are holding out for good news on his contract talks. Reaching an agreement would be beneficial for the player, the club and the fans.
With the addition of Hakim Ziyech, the Blues have an exciting new option on the right-wing. However, experience with the club is always an important asset to have and Willian has spent seven years at Stamford Bridge already.
His knowledge of the Premier League and threat in attack could be integral to Chelsea’s bid for silverware and a title-challenging season next term.
Would you like to see Chelsea offer Willian a new contract? Join the discussion in the comments below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience