Tottenham Hotspur could be in contention to sign Willian in the summer, with the Brazilian’s contract at Stamford Bridge expiring at the end of the season.
As reported by Daily Star, Willian still has contact with former manager Jose Mourinho. The two still text and with the winger’s contract at Chelsea expiring at the end of the season, a potential reunion at Tottenham Hotspur could also be on the agenda in the summer.
Willian has been one of the most important figures of a Chelsea attack that has appeared overreliant on the services of Tammy Abraham. The Brazilian has stressed that he loves living in London and would like to continue his playing career here, although the Blues are only willing to offer a two-year contract extension.
Willian reportedly wants a three-year contract. As a result, negotiations have stalled between the two parties and with the player seemingly keen on remaining in London, Tottenham Hotspur could be tempted to make a move in the summer and form a reunion between him and Mourinho.
As a matter of fact, it was Mourinho who initially brought Willian to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013. Chelsae then paid €35 million to secure the services of the Brazilian international, who has since been involved in 115 goals in 325 competitive matches.
And that is exactly what makes Willian such an appealing target for Tottenham. The Lilywhites, aside from Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane, have lacked the services of someone who can perform consistently throughout the course of the campaign.
Willian’s vast experience at the highest level of football, therefore, can help Spurs perform more consistency, especially in big matches. Not to mention, his reliability in the final third would help Mourinho from appearing less reliant on the services of Son and Kane.
Moreover, the ex-Anzhi winger will be available for free next summer, if he does indeed fail to reach a new agreement with Chelsea. And finally, it is his connection with Mourinho that should allow him to settle in quickly in north London.
Speaking of Chelsea, however, they will be well aware of the fact that their star player could potentially join their direct rivals should they fail to meet his contract demands.
On that note, it would perhaps be wiser for Frank Lampard to extend Willian’s contract to three years. The 31-year-old has performed pretty well for a player of his age. And with the Blues likely to undergo a major squad overhaul in the summer, keeping hold of someone as experienced as Willian could always turn out to be beneficial.