Chelsea interested in signing Willian Jose from Real Sociedad

Chelsea have joined the race to sign Real Sociedad’s Willian Jose but they will face competition from Valencia, according to Spanish outlet Marca.

Prolific goalscorer

Jose has had a long successful career which has seen the striker enjoy many loan spells around the world.

He signed for Club Deportivo Maldonado in 2011 for a fee of around £900,000 but would never play a senior game for them.

Instead, Jose was loaned out to several clubs. Some of his more successful loan spells while signed for Club Deportivo Maldonado where at Las Palmas for whom he played 34 games, in which he scored 10 and assisted one.

The Brazilian also enjoyed a loan spell at Real Zaragoza for whom he played 38 games, scoring 10 and assisting five in that time.

Jose would eventually join his current club Real Sociedad in 2016 for a fee of around £5.4 million and he has since gone on to make 74 appearances for them, in which he has scored 34 and assisted eight.

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: Maurizio Sarri, coach of Chelsea looks on prior to the international friendly between Chelsea FC and Perth Glory at Optus Stadium on July 23, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

New boss

Sarri was officially announced as Chelsea boss on the 14th of July and had this to say.

‘I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League. It is an exciting new period in my career.

‘I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action.

‘I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves.’

Chelsea have already signed Jorginho from Sarri’s ex-club Napoli and it now looks as though Vecino could be set to follow in his footsteps.

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