Chelsea forward Willian has been linked with a move out of the club this summer with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur interested in signing him – as per reports.
The player is out of contract at the Bridge at the end of the season and as things stand the Blues are willing to offer him a two-year deal at the club.
But the winger reportedly wants a three-year deal or else he has plans to move out as a free agent in the summer.
And both Arsenal and Spurs are interested in signing him due to the experience he can bring into the side.
While the player is not against a move across London to either Arsenal or Spurs but as per the latest updates, the player has one major condition in order to play for either of the two North London club.
Willian is not yet ready to commit his future to either Arsenal or Spurs but he is waiting to see which club gets to play in the Champions League next season meaning he clearly does not want to play in the Europa League for the upcoming season.
Will Willian remain in London?
Arsenal and Spurs aren’t the only clubs who are interested in signing the Brazilian winger since Bayern Munich have also been linked with the player and as things stand, the 31-year-old is likely to move the Bundesliga.
Arsenal right now have very dim hopes of getting back into the Champions League next season since right now they are ninth on the league table and as of now, there are a series of clubs infront of them who are fighting for the UCL spots.
Spurs too are in a bad shape right now since Jose Mourinho has a series of injury concerns and they are just one point above Arsenal.
So as things stand, these two teams are set to miss out on the Champions League spot meaning Willian should be setting his sights on a move to Bayern Munich.
But surely, the player will only make a final call on his future once the 2019-20 season comes to an end.
While Willian would be interested in playing in the Champions League next season but it seems like he might end up staying in London even if he was to leave Chelsea in the summer.
As per the latest reports, the Brazilian’s family does not want to move out of London in case he ends up joining a new club meaning the player could be forced to select one of the London clubs as his new destination.
A number of top European clubs are said to be interested in signing Willian and there have been rumours that Bayern Munich could be his next destination. But it looks like both Spurs and Arsenal have received a massive boost in trying to convince the player to join them for the upcoming season.
But having said that, the winger is interested in signing a three-year deal at the club he wants to play, meaning both Spurs and Arsenal should be ready to offer Willian a 3-year deal.
UPDATE(31st March 2020):
Willian has given both Arsenal as well Tottenham Hotspur a massive boost since he has now admitted that he wishes to stay in the Premier League next season.
He told ESPN: “My desire is to stay in the Premier League, but I don’t rule out playing in other leagues. I’m going to play until the end of the season and see what happens.
“I will play until the end of the season and see what happens. I’m very used to England.
“Yes, I feel that I am at the peak today. We are acquiring something over the years, and I believe it is the peak of my career, yes.”
Apart from Arsenal and Spurs, no other English club have been linked with Willian so it is safe to say that the Brazilian is likely to remain in London beyond the summer and possibly play for either one of the North London biggies.
And some experts believe that the Chelsea veteran will choose to the Lilywhites over their arch-rivals due to the Jose Mourinho connection.