According to a report from The Sun, Arsenal attacker Willian is set to leave the Emirates this summer and the Brazilian wants to join MLS side Inter Miami.
A lot was expected of the 32-year-old when he switched Stamford Bridge for North London last year.
Mikel Arteta and Edu viewed him as someone who would come in and have an immediate impact, but things clearly haven’t worked out.
Willian has scored just once all season and that came against West Brom 10 days ago. Arteta admitted yesterday that the Brazilian, who he claimed is a player with ‘incredible talent‘, has struggled this season, and revealed that an assessment about his future will be made with Edu soon.
Even though Willian has over two years left on his Arsenal contract, it makes no sense to keep hold of him, and it looks like he has accepted that fact.
The Brazilian is seeking an exit this summer and David Beckham’s Inter Miami is his preferred destination.
The report hints that the American outfit would like to have him as well, but a deal is not as straightforward as it seems.
Willian to Inter Miami is a complicated deal
It is claimed that Inter Miami boss Phil Neville will first have to get Rodolfo Pizarro off the books to make room for the Arsenal man.
Willian is expected to command massive wages as well to get this deal over the line, which might prove to be difficult after the financial impact of the global pandemic.
It will be interesting to see if this deal goes through in the coming weeks. All parties want the move to happen, which is a positive sign, but if Willian does not get the salary he is looking for, it makes no financial sense for him to leave Arsenal this summer.