Willian has confirmed that he is leaving Chelsea and it seems like he is about to become an Arsenal player as he says goodbye to Chelsea fans in an open letter.
With Chelsea’s season coming to an end on Saturday night when they were eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich, Willian has penned an open letter to Chelsea fans saying thanks for everything, but I’m off’.
— Willian (@willianborges88) August 9, 2020
The letter read: “AN OPEN LETTER TO THE FANS OF CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB
“They were seven wonderful years. In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play. Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were no many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.
“Yet, beyond the trophies, I learnt a lot about myself. I developed a great deal, becoming a better player and a better person. With each training session, with each game, with every minute spent in the dressing room, I was always learning.
“I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me at Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club. There was also criticism, which is normal, what is important though is that both the affection and criticism drove me to always give my all in every training session, every game, to be constantly improving until my very last minute in a Chelsea shirt!
“The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!
“My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you and God bless you!”
It was reported this weekend that Willian felt offended by the way Chelsea had handled his contract negotiations. They had made him an offer of an additional two-years before the lock down and refused to discuss it further.
The Brazilian wanted three and that seems to be what Arsenal have offered Willian, although at a reduced weekly wage.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Willian looks like he will become Arsenal’s first official signing of the summer.
I’m sure it’s got absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with him being represented by Kia Jorrabchian.