Chelsea midfielder Willian has expressed his confidence that “moving into a rival team would be great”, opening the door to a summer transfer to Arsenal or Tottenham.
Willian confirmed that he is negotiating a fresh 3-year contract with Chelsea, but he also declined to rule out negotiating with any possible suitors in an April interview with Fox Sports.
Willian’s seven-year stay at Stamford Bridge will come to a close at the end of June, when his current contract expires. The Blues gave him an opportunity to prolong his tenure in West London. But the 31-year-old could be him going on to different pastures due to a dispute about the length of the deal.
Meanwhile, both Arsenal and Spurs allegedly consider signing a free move to Brazil internationally, though Liverpool and Newcastle were both also credited with an interest in his services.
Willian answered Youtube channel Desimpedidos: “It’s always a difficult call. At Chelsea, I identified myself a lot. I have a lot of respect for everyone at the club, especially the supporters.
“However, if I quit Chelsea without any difficulty and leaving the gate open, going to a rival club will be great.”
Pressed on whether a move abroad could be a choice as well, Willian added: “I don’t know. I like London and so does my family. But, I really don’t know the solution to this issue, if I’m going to live at Chelsea, transfer from London to another team or leave England.”