However, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has reportedly told Mourinho he will need to offload players to fund a move for the Brazilian.
Levy is unwilling to splash the cash for the South American, who reportedly earns £120,000-a-week, despite the fact he will be available for free when the transfer market opens.
After arriving at Stamford Bridge from Anzhi Makhachkala for £31.95m back in 2013, the dead-ball-specialist has won the Premier League twice, the Europa League, the FA Cup and League Cup. He also lifted the Copa America trophy with Brazil last year (Transfermarkt).
Football journalist Ricky Sacks shared the news on social media, tweeting “Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has informed José Mourinho he will need to sell players to fund a move for free agent Willian. Lamela is one likely to leave when the window opens with Spurs ready to listen to offers in the region of £20M.”
Although it is fair to say he is entering the twilight of his career, the 31-year-old hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down, as he has the second-highest WhoScored rating out of all of his Chelsea teammates. The Brazil international has scored 5 goals and created 5 assists in the Premier League this season, taking 1.9 shots per game, averaging 1.8 key passes, and making 1.9 dribbles on average (WhoScored).
Admittedly, it is worth pointing out a large section of the fan base still resent the winger, after he infamously snubbed Tottenham for the Blues despite having already completed his medical tests at White Hart Lane.
Nevertheless, loads of Spurs fans slammed Levy as the news emerged, with a supporter branding him a “shambolic chairman,” and another adding the transfer update is “unbelievable.” One fan commented this is “peak Levy,” clearly referencing the fact it is unlikely the club will spend a substantial amount of money in the transfer market due to the ongoing pandemic. Remarkably, the Lilywhites didn’t spend a single penny on transfer fees in the 18/19 season (via Transfermarkt), perhaps explaining the anger aimed towards Levy.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
So sell players to get a player for free?! Unbelievable.
— Dan (@ElCapitain82) May 31, 2020
— Az ( Isolation ) (@SLiiPZHDD) May 31, 2020
Peak Levy, sell before you can fund a freebie!
— John Thorpe (@johnty63) June 1, 2020
What about vorm leaving? And jan leaving? Doesn’t that add up to willians wages?if he’s got a signing on fee that’s too high? What a shambolic chairman we have.
— RSpurs(Don’t get your hopes up.”Levy 2020) (@RSpurs1980) May 31, 2020
normally I would ignore this kinda story, but this is Spurs and we have NO money apparently…..not even for free players
Laugh or cry, right?
— Si (@rookieyoung1) May 31, 2020
I’d have Lamela over that fraud any day
— ♠️ North London Is Ours ♠️ (@ours1882) May 31, 2020
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