Since the beginning of this season, there have been speculations around the contract extension of Chelsea’s midfielder Willian. Apparently, the ongoing negotiations between both sides are stuck, due to the whole inconvenience we are all passing through in the whole world.
The Brazilian midfielder said he would accept playing for the London club even without a contract. This may happen because the current season still has no date to come back and it is possible that when it does, it will continue after June 30, the date when his professional bond with the Blues ends.
The fact is that the Brazilian seems to really want to remain a Chelsea player, as he has been explicitly showing that for months. According to his recent statement, the only obstacle would be the duration of the new contract proposed by the club. Willian wants to sign for another 3 years, while the Blues want it for 2 years. Honestly, if he really wants to stay, I don’t know what is the problem of accepting a two-year contract.
In an interview with Brazilian TV “Esporte Interativo”, the midfielder swore that, if the Covid-19 pandemic keeps on, causing the football calendar to be extended, he will remain loyal to Chelsea.
“If it is necessary to play on those dates (after the end of the contract), in these months, I would have no problem ending the league in a way that I would be loyal to the club, as they have always been with me. Regardless of a signed paper.”, said the Brazilian.
He’s been playing for Chelsea since August 2013 and has reached a great mark of 329 games with the blue shirt. He scored a total of 59 goals and gave the same number of assists. With the Blues, he won five titles, the last one was the Europa League in the 2018-19 season.
I think that taking all that into consideration, Willian could be considered something like a pre-Legend in Chelsea. He’s got the loyalty that is required for you to become a legend, he’s been playing there for 7 years, but he’s not legendarily good, just like both Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Terry, and Cech were for the Blues.
Willian is 31 years old, not that young anymore, but is still a good player. I think that a two-year contract is fair enough, for both sides.