Manchester United have been linked with a move for Chelsea’s Willian for a while now. The Brazilian was part of Jose Mourinho’s side at Stamford Bridge when he was in charge at the club.
Reports in January had suggested the 29-year-old was keen on a move away from West London but no deal developed during the last transfer window.
The right wing, where Willian plays, has been one of our most unsettled positions this season. Jose has tried Juan Mata, Alexis Sanchez, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard down there, with limited success on most occasions.
As well as signing a central midfielder or two over the summer it can be expected that we’ll be in the market for an out and out right winger too.
However, our chances of signing Willian from Premier League rivals Chelsea appear to be slim, as the winger has been quoted by Portuguese media that he doesn’t want to leave the current champions. He is quoted by Planeta Sportv as saying:
“Sometimes, some players go through such moments and want to leave the club, they want to leave. I do not. I always knew my place was here.“
Willian has been a regular in Antonio Conte’s side, who are currently fifth in the Premier League table and five points outside of the Champions League places following their 1-0 loss at Manchester City on Sunday.
The Brazilian is hardworking, helps out defensively, and has a good direct free kick on him.