Chelsea fans in the Football Transfer Tavern this evening are toasting the completion of one of the Blues biggest deals of the summer.
The club have confirmed that last season’s Player of the Season, Willian, has signed a new four-year-deal at Stamford Bridge:
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 12, 2016
Whilst last season was a bitterly disappointing one for Chelsea and their fans, one shining light was the performances of the Brazilian international.
At times it appeared that the 27-year-old, who has scored 19 goals in his three years with the Blues so far, was the only player on the pitch who cared whether they went away with three points or not.
The winger arrived in South London in 2013 for a fee of £32m from Russian side, Anzhi Makhachkala. Before that he had had spells with Shaktar Donesk and Corinthians.
Whilst the new boss, Antonio Conte, will undoubtedly want to add to his squad, this deal is quite possibly the most important bit of business the Italian will oversee all summer.
Chelsea fans, we want to hear from you! How pleased are you to hear this news? Just how integral to the success of your side is Willian? Let us know below…
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