Brazillian international Willian Borges da Silva, commonly known as Willian has to join Arsenal on a three-year, £100k-a-week deal, according to reports – despite the club’s plans to make 55 staff redundant.
The 31-year-old rejected Chelsea FC’s latest 2-year deal extension where he demanded a three-year deal instead. As per The Blues’ long-standing policy, players aged 30 years and above are never given more than one-year contract extension.
However, Arsenal have taken the advantage of Chelsea’s contract standoff to hand Willian a three-year contract that will see him earn a whooping £100,000 per week, ESPN reports.
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The clip showed “new signing” at the beginning and appears to show Willian in Arsenal colors with “Willian” name across the screen.
Willian agent, Kia Joorabchian recently said in a statement that, the Brazillian International had two offers from two Premier League clubs, and he had to choose one.
“We had big offers – one from MLS which required him to move on July 1 – but he’s always wanted to finish the season at Chelsea and the day after the season has finished he would decide.
“He has two concrete offers from Premier League clubs on the table, an offer from an MLS club, and two other offers from Europe. He is going to make his decision after the last game of the season.” Kia Joorabchian said.
Willian signing comes after Arsenal had just worn the won the FA cup although having a poor finishing in the Premier League competition where they finished 8th.