Chelsea midfielder Willian has admitted that he wants to sign a new contract and stay at Stamford Bridge.
The 30-year-old Brazilian will have just a year remaining on his current deal at the end of the season and that has led to a lot of speculation that the likes of Manchester United and Barcelona are ready to swoop in and nail him down on a bargain deal.
We have a policy of only offering one-year contracts to players in their 30s, and both clubs are ready to take advantage if we do not convince the Brazilian that he is needed at the club.
But Willian admits he is keen to stay at Stamford Bridge and says he feels ‘comfortable’ at the club, telling the London Evening Standard: ‘I have one year left, but of course I want to play for this club.
‘I don’t know if they want me, but of course I want to continue here. This club is very special to me. I won titles here, I have the affection from the fans and from the people that work in the club.
‘I feel comfortable to stay. I am happy when I play well and score goals. I can give a different light.’
Does Willian deserve a bigger deal?
With the transfer ban just around the corner and the fact we will not be able to buy the type of world class players that could replace Willian, the Brazilian should be given a longer contract as the 30 age rule that we have with contracts is pretty lame.
Clubs need experienced players in the squad that do not need to worry about their futures and if someone comes along and offers Willian a longer, bigger contract, then we would be surprised to see him leave the club.