Chelsea & Tottenham Hotspur target still dreams of Premier League chance
Chelsea & Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Willian still hoping for move from Shakhtar Donetsk
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Willian has admitted he dreams of a chance to test his skills in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old has been earning rave reviews at Shakhtar Donetsk, impressing for the Ukranian giants both domestically and in Europe since joining the club from Corinthians in 2007.
Both Spurs and the Blues have been linked with the Brazilian for some time, according to Goal.com, but whilst a move to England has failed to materialise thus far, the two-cap international insists a switch to one of Europe’s top divisions is still on his radar.
"I was quite upset about what happened at the time, because big clubs like Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were interested in securing my services," he told the same website.
"Every player dreams of playing in the Premier League. It's in the past now, though. I'm calm and doing my utmost out there on the pitch.
"I don't feel any pressure as I have met with the Shakhtar board and they are aware of my desire to move to a big club in Italy, Spain or England. I have two more years to go on my contract here and will continue to give my best.”
Willian was also happy to talk-up the chance of joining either Rafa Benitez at Stamford Bridge or Andre Villas-Boas at White Hart Lane, admitting both clubs have great ‘tradition’.
"Chelsea are a great club and won the Champions League. Tottenham Hotspur are a big club as well, and have a good coach in Andre Villas-Boas,” he added.
"They are two clubs with tradition. I'm still with Shakhtar for now, though. The transfer window is open for a few more days, but there are no offers it seems.”
Whilst a move this month now looks unlikely, Willian hasn’t given up complete hope just yet, and insists that if he stays at the Donbass Arena, he’ll be happy to fight for the club in Europe’s premier club competition.
"You always keep hoping, but I'm focused on Shakhtar and want to do well in the Champions League. The board knows what I want, so there's no need to keep on talking about it."