Chief football writer Matt Law has revealed Spurs are preparing themselves for a transfer market in which they will only be able to spend money on free agents, loans, or by organising swap deals.
Ever since he arrived at Stamford Bridge from Anzhi Makhachkala for £31.95m all the way back in 2013, the dead-ball-specialist has won the Premier League twice, the Europa League, the FA Cup and League Cup. He also picked up the Copa America trophy with Brazil last year (Transfermarkt).
Despite his age, the Brazilian hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down anytime soon, as he has the second-highest WhoScored rating out of the entire Chelsea squad. The 31-year-old has scored 5 goals and created 5 assists in the English top flight this season, taking 1.9 shots per game, averaging 1.8 key passes, and successfully completing 1.9 dribbles on average (via WhoScored).
Admittedly, this may be a deal Daniel Levy chooses to avoid, as it is unlikely the veteran will be a part of Mourinho’s plans in the long-term future.
He is keen to stay in London and play in the Premier League as his family have now settled in the country.
However, it is worth remembering a large section of the THFC faithful still harbour lingering animosity towards the winger, after he infamously snubbed Tottenham for the Blues despite having already taken his medical tests.
It is therefore understandable as to why loads of Spurs fans slammed Willian’s transfer update, with one supporter lamenting “please no.”
Meanwhile, another added this is the “same old Spurs.,” in reference to the fact that they will not be spending significant money in the summer. Again it is easy to see why they would say this, given in the 18/19 season they didn’t spent a single penny on transfer fees (Transfermarkt).
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
Don’t battle too hard. Don’t want him.
— Chunky (@ChunkyTHFC) May 26, 2020
Don’t want Willian. Also, how are Spurs more affected than anyone else or is it Levy’s latest excuse. I understand that money is tighter but Spurs should not be different
— Kev Knuckey (@knuckey1970) May 26, 2020
Could you imagine his and his agents salary demands. Don’t waste your tine. If this article is fact.
— DAMIEN (@DamienDzanic) May 27, 2020
Idea of willing him on makes me nauseous
— Mark (@batsyface) May 26, 2020
— jessie navajas (@jessienavajas2) May 26, 2020
Same old spurs #enic a joke and the fans do nothing ??
— Brett Scott (@BrettSc73750226) May 26, 2020
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