Arsenal offer Willian three-year deal
Arsenal have formally offered Brazilian winger a three-year contract as they hope to lure him away from Chelsea for free.
The 31-year-old looks to be on his way out of Stamford Bridge after an illustrious career with the Blues.
Willian and his family looks settled in London and Arsenal are now offering him the chance to remain in the city with a pretty lucrative deal for a man his age.
Barcelona and David Beckham’s Inter Miami are also interested in the Brazilian but their offer is far off from what the Gunners have tabled.
Chelsea want to keep Willian but they’re only willing to offer him a two-year deal.
From the look of things, it appears that Chelsea have an unwritten law of not offering players above 30 a long contract.
And Willian being 31 years old will be keen to secure his last big pay cheque.
If he accepts the offer from Arsenal, it means he will play in the Premier League until he’s 35 (barring any unseen circumstances).
In the just ended season, Willian was one of Chelsea’s best performers.
The Blues have signed Timo Werner from Leipzig and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax which means competition for places in the forward line will be tough. But i dare to say they’ll still have need for Willian, if not for anything his experience in the Premier League and national team is something that cannot be easily replaced.
For Arsenal though, it is a deal that makes sense, signing a player like Willian on a free. With plenty of Premier League experience and fantastic injury record is a steal.
Also they it means they’re weakening a direct opposition because the new signings at Chelsea will need time to settle it, whereas Willian won’t need as much time as he’s already familiar with the league.
The 31-year-old could slot in perfectly into the left side of Arsenal’s attack allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to return to his preferred central position.
And to be honest, an attack consisting of Willian, Aubameyang, and Nicolas Pepe looks tasty on paper.
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