Barcelona target Willian has openly admitted that he does not want to leave Chelsea at the end of the season.
Willian has been here for over six years now and has become an integral part of the side as his brilliance over the seasons have made him one of the best in the Premier League, and quite possibly Europe.
But despite the fact Willian has recently past the 300-game mark for us and putting in some great performances for us this season, there is still speculation that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season FOR FREE.
However, he told Sky Sports: if he wanted to stay at the club: “No, not yet. Honestly I’m happy here.
“I feel happy to play for this club but this situation is not in my hands. It’s in theirs.
“I wait for them. They know what I want, what I want to do. They already know so I wait for them.”
Frank Lampard has recently reiterated his desire to keep Brazilian Willian at the club.
He told the Chelsea website: ‘I know Willian’s qualities from playing with him, but when I looked at Willy over the last couple of years he was in and out of the team and I’m not sure; from the outside I want to see him happy, I know him and he’s a happy, really easy-going lad who loves his football,’ said Lampard, whose final campaign at the club in 2013/14 was Willian’s first.
‘That was the first thing, when I looked at him at the start of the season, I saw him being huge for me and the way we want to play. Naturally, on the ball we all know his ability to go by one-v-one and shift people and then cross or get shots away is big.
‘But the off-the-ball work he’s done is an absolutely outstanding example for Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic, for other young players and wingers who think the only part of the game is going past people and crossing or shooting. He does the other side brilliantly, with absolute humility, so he’s been a joy and one of the experienced players that’s really helping the young boys.
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