the Rumors have been running long, and it is now official that brazilian Willian is leaving Chelsea at the end of contract this summer.
The 32-year-old midfielder has played for Chelsea since 2013, and negotiations on a new contract have been going on for a long time, but now his exit definitely.
he writes in an open letter to the fans.
- It is time to take the next step. I will definitely miss my teammates and the staff, who always have treated me well. And so I will miss the club's fans, writes William in an open letter on Instagram.
Willian in action for Brazil during the WORLD cup 2018 in Russia. Photo: Andre Penner/Ritzau Scanpix
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In all, it was to 339 matches and 63 goals for the London club, as he came to after a half a year in the Russian Anzhi, who had retrieved him in the Ukrainian Shakhtar Donetsk, where he was a big star.
Willian is on rygteplan linked with a switch to Arsenal, who should have offered him a three-year contract, but the switch is not yet confirmed.
as late as Friday spoke to Chelsea manager about the possible scenario of a Willian-switch to rivals.
- We have a close relationship, and I will not be disappointed in him, if he shifts away. He is a great man and player. I will not say anything bad about him, said Lampard at a press conference.
Previously clubs like Barcelona and Inter Miami have also been mentioned, but Arsenal have been the most persistent rumor.
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