Frank Lampard says Willian is set to decide his own future and the Chelsea boss will accept the players decision.
Lampard couldn’t pick Willian due to injury in the 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Mikel Arteta’s side and many now believe that will be leaving the club after failing to agree a new contract that has been talks about for months.
Now the manager explained he can do little to convince him to stay at this stage, and says that the decision will now be down to Willian about whether or not he leaves the club over the next few days.
“It is his decision, I haven’t got that answer,” Lampard told GOAL. “I know the situation at the club’s end. I have a great relationship with Willian, but I don’t actually know what the decision is.
“If that happens over the next whatever days, as he said, then that would be good for me in either way. Of course, I am very happy with Willian. He has been brilliant for me this season with his input and work ethic, within the squad.
“But it is his choice and I respect his choice. He has been a great servant for Chelsea if he decides to move on, and if he does decide to move on then Chelsea will move on and we have to look forwards ourselves.”
There are many reasons why Willian has not yet signed up, but Lampard and the fans are getting frustrated at the fact that a deal has not yet been completed, and it will be interesting to see how Willian decides what he is going to do.