Chelsea’s star Brazilian Willian has long been linked with a move out of Stamford Bridge – potentially to one of the club’s main rivals, such as Manchester United and most recently Barcelona. However, former Liverpool and Croatia international Igor Biscan has backed Jurgen Klopp to steal a march and sign Willian this summer (via Express).
Willian’s future appears to be away from west London, especially so if Antonio Conte remains as manager, but that could all feasibly change if a new manager is in-place by the time the Brazilian returns to pre-season training. Maurizio Sarri is linked every day, but as time goes on, so does the possibility of some of the Blues more frustrated stars opting to play their club football elsewhere before the window closes.
In quotes carried in the Express today, Biscan says that;
“Willian from Chelsea would be a great signing for Liverpool. I’m a fan so I would love to see them bring in players like Willian as they would be really good for the team.”
Liverpool of course have his countryman teammate Firmino already playing in a deadly looking front-three – and the Reds have a good track record in working with Brazilians, especially so with the most recently departed Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona.
Willian still has two years left on his current Chelsea contract, so there’s no risk in the club having to sell him desperately on a reduced price in this summer’s transfer window, but the lack of Champions League football and in and out selection of last season could force the Brazilian to ask for a move away.
Alongside Neymar and Coutinho, Willian was a standout performer for Brazil before their exit in the World Cup quarter finals to Belgium – making one assist and playing in all five of his countries games at the tournament in Russia.