Willian believes it will be ‘very difficult’ to renew Chelsea contract

Willian’s Chelsea stint

Willian joined Chelsea in January of 2013, after making the move from Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.

Chelsea are understood to have paid just shy of £32m for the Brazilian, who has gone on to have a long, prosperous stint at Stamford Bridge.

In total, Willian has, as of writing, racked up 329 appearances across all competitions for the capital giants.

The now 31-year-old has scored 59 and assisted 59 in said ties, whilst also winning a plethora of trophies, including two league titles.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Willian of Chelsea celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Stamford Bridge on September 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Willian on Chelsea contract

However, after nearly seven years at the club, Willian’s Chelsea stint looks likely to be coming to an end.

The winger’s current deal is set to expire in the summer, and any hope of a potential new deal is dwindling.

There have been reports of contract talks going on throughout the current campaign.

But in a recent interview, Willian seemed rather pessimistic about getting a new contract sorted.

When speaking to Expediente Futebol, the Brazil international stated that he believes it will be very difficult to renew his deal:

 “Everyone knows that my contract ends now in a few months, so the renewal is really a difficult thing to happen.

“I think it will be very difficult for me to renew because Chelsea offered me two years, I asked for three and it ended there, we didn’t talk anymore, we didn’t negotiate anymore.

“Three years – Chelsea said it would be impossible, so for now theres this difficulty, but nothing is impossible.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.

Willian also claimed back in March that his desire was to stay in the Premier League, which could be good news for the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal, both of whom have been linked with the Chelsea standout in recent months.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.