According to a report from Sky Sports, Arsenal star Willian wants to return to his former club Chelsea in the upcoming summer transfer window.
The Brazilian, labelled as a player with ‘incredible talent‘ by Mikel Arteta, moved from Stamford Bridge to North London last summer on a three-year deal. A lot was expected of Willian, but he has been a huge disappointment for whatever reason, and Arsenal want him gone now.
Willian too has no interest in extending his stay at the Emirates. He has multiple players ahead of him in the pecking order now and at 32 years of age, he needs to be at a club where he will play every single game.
The report claims that David Beckham’s MLS side Inter Miami are working incredibly hard to sign Willian this summer. However, the Brazilian’s first-choice is a return to Stamford Bridge, where he made a name for himself as one of the best in the country.
The Blues offered him a two-year deal last summer in an attempt to keep hold of him. Willian was adamant that he wanted a three-year contract, and Arsenal were the only club that were prepared to meet that demand.
A a result, Chelsea accepted defeat and let him move across London to the Emirates, but will they get their former star back if he becomes available? Stranger things have happened in football.
The Insider’s View:
Why wouldn’t Willian want to return to the club that gave him everything. He came in from Russia as an unknown commodity to many and set the stage on fire. He won everything there is to win there in seven years, and a return would definitely be a dream for him.
However, the chances of this happening are next to zero, in our opinion. There’s no way Chelsea will take him back now, especially after the kind of season he has had in the Premier League with Arsenal.
The Gunners would surely be ready to negotiate with the Blues. If they want to come in, hand us a few million pounds and get one our highest earners off our books, we will only thank them for years to come, even if Willian goes back and becomes the player he once was.