Anzhi star Willian has made a dramatic U-turn, opting to sign for Chelsea instead of Tottenham - and with only a work-permit to go through, the Brazilian will surely sign for the Blues.
Spurs, two days ago, looked odds-on to steal the Brazilian flair player from under the nose of Liverpool, but it now looks as though Chelsea have made a dramatic swoop to snatch Willian from the despairing Tottenham. The attacking midfielder will surely follow Marco van Ginkel, and Andre Schurrle to Stamford Bridge.
Willian Borges da Silva has in the last year made a £30m move to Anzhi from Shakhtar Donetsk, making only 11 appearances in his time at the Russian club. With Anzhi owners looking to leave they are trying to sell their biggest assets, including Willian and Samuel Eto’o, who have both been close to deals with Chelsea. The Eto’o transfer hasn’t gone through, but this surely will.
At 25 years old, Willian is no spring chicken, but has only burst onto the scene since his success at Shakhtar, playing 140 times for the Ukrainian team, only scoring 20 goals, but attracting attention from all around Europe.
With the sale of Gareth Bale imminent, Tottenham looked as though they had their replacement, but the twice-capped international has decided to head across to the other side of London in a surprising turn of events.
Willian is a perfect signing for Chelsea, with his creative passing, fantastic dribbling and all-round ball control; he will suit the style of play perfectly.
To conclude, Spurs will be cursing their luck on this one, with Chelsea making a perfect steal from under the nose of their arch-rivals. Good going, Jose Mourinho.
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