English Premiership

Willian hoping for new Chelsea contract

2019-09-17 10:15
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Cape Town - Brazilian forward Willian has confirmed he wants to extend his stay at Chelsea and win the Champions League with the Blues.

Five-time Premier League winners Chelsea forked out £30 million to sign Brazil international Willian from Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013 and he has been an integral part of the first team ever since.

During his time at Stamford Bridge, the 31-year-old has made 202 league appearances, which leaves him 12th on the club’s all-time PL appearances, and scored 28 goals in the process.

He has won five trophies since arriving in England, including last season’s Europa League and two Premier League titles, and the forward has certainly proven to be value for money.

Willian’s current deal expires at the end of the 2019-20 campaign and there had been reports suggesting he could make the switch to Barcelona, who have held a long interest in the Brazilian.

The Catalans were believed to have had bids rejected back in January and the summer transfer window just is gone, but they could return in the new year as Ernesto Valverde attempts to get his man.

However, Willian has been speaking about his future and wants to pen fresh terms, while revealing his goal is to win the Champions League for the first time with Chelsea.

"From my side, I want to stay," he told the London Evening Standard. "I have one year left, and I want to stay because I like to play for Chelsea. I love this club, I love to live in London and my family loves it here. I have been here for six years already, so everything is perfect for me.

"Of course (there is more I want to do at Chelsea), win the Champions League! I want to win more titles here, I want to play more games, to score more goals, so everything that I can do, I will try hard to do."

Chelsea kick-off their Champions League campaign at home to Valencia on Tuesday before welcoming Premier League leaders Liverpool, who have a perfect record so far this term, to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

- TeamTalk Media

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