Chelsea new boy Willian has revealed that Blues defender David Luiz persuaded him to join the Europa League winners, reports talkSPORT.
The Brazilian was close to joining the west London club’s rivals Tottenham Hotspur, after he had reportedly undergone a medical at White Hart Lane.
However, the 25-year-old snubbed a chance to join Andre Villas-Boas’ side and completed the move to Stamford Bridge from Anzhi Makhachkala in the recently concluded transfer window.
The winger also revealed the relationship between Chelsea and Anzhi owners also helped him to complete his dream move to the Stamford Bridge.
"The Brazilians (at Chelsea) called me, especially David Luiz, who told me to come quickly," Willian is quoted by talkSPORT.
"I was very happy to have them around and they will certainly help me a lot. I wanted to play at Chelsea, even more so now with Jose Mourinho, who is the best at what he does.
“Things just happened. Chelsea came with an offer and everyone knows that I wanted to play for the club since I was at Shakhtar.
"It shook me, but I didn't think twice. As both presidents (Suleyman Kerimov and Roman Abramovich) are friends, that helped too. It was a very easy negotiation."
Willian also admitted that he has been closely following Jose Mourinho’s side closely and was in the attendance during Chelsea’s fixtures last season.
The winger now joins the Brazilian trio of Luiz, Ramires and Oscar at Stamford Bridge.
“When I had a day off, I came to watch the club's games, so I am more than happy for having made this transfer become true,” the former Anzhi man concluded.
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