Tottenham Hotspur bought Willian’s flight in 2013, and seven years later, they’re still waiting for him to actually arrive.
But if Willian’s (super-)agent Kia Joorabchian’s to be believed, Spurs might have to wait another seven years or so. Maybe then, at near 40, maybe then will Will will himself over there.
“At the moment, he’s a Chelsea player. He has a contract with Chelsea until the season is over, so I think it is disrespectful to talk about him moving to other clubs.
“We have not spoken to Tottenham, or any other club, at the moment.”
A reunion with Mourinho would hardly be surprising, but the Arsenal option is perhaps more enticing thanks to Joorabchian’s ties to the Gunners. The super-agent and former Chelsea confidante also counts David Luiz among his clients.
Either way, what remains most apparent is that Willian’s time at Chelsea’s ending.
“Willian wanted to sign a three-year contract and then see where his career takes him. Chelsea’s policy only allows two, so that’s where the sticking block was. Chelsea have a policy, which we respect and understand, but Willian has a career and he has ambition. He wants to finish his playing career at a very high level.”
-Kia Joorabchian; source: Sky
Willian’s set to leave as a free agent following the conclusion of the season, though he’s reportedly willing to sign the temporary extension to allow him to keep playing for the Blues after June 30 as necessary.