ESPN Brasil reporter Jorge Nicola has actually stated that Arsenal have the minor benefit in the race to sign Chelsea forward Willian on a totally free transfer at the end of the season.
The Brazil international is currently in his seventh campaign with the Blues and he has actually been a strong entertainer with 59 goals and 59 assists from 321 appearances throughout all competitions.
Still, he appears most likely to head through the exit door when his contract ends this summer, provided the west London side have actually hesitated to satisfy his needs for a 3- year offer.
A variety of Premier League sides consisting of Liverpool have actually been credited with an interest in Willian however Nicola feels the Gunners are leading the pursuit of the winger.
“Arsenal are a little ahead today, but everything is still open. Especially because the pandemic affected the entire financial reality of football in the world,” he informed in his Youtube Channel.
On the other hand, Nicola stated that David Luiz’s close relationship with Willian might benefit the Gunners’ potential customers of finalizing the 31- year- old in either a 2 or 3- year contract.
The Gunners have a lot of young skill in their ranks and Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith- Rowe are a few of the forward players, who might have bright futures ahead of them.
Still, they are doing not have the existence of a skilled player to take on the likes of Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe for the broad assaulting functions and Willian might show the perfect fit.
Aubameyang’s future with the club continues to stay skeptical with his contract ending in less than 14 months’ time and Willian might possibly use up the left wing position in case the Gabonese leaves.
Willian, who is currently on a ₤120,000- a- week income, has actually bagged 7 goals and 6 assists for Chelsea this season.
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