Former Brazilian national team and Chelsea legend Willian (34, Fulham) revealed the story of almost wearing a Tottenham Hotspur uniform.
Willian joined Chelsea from Anzhi Makhachkala in August 2013. In seven seasons at Chelsea, he won two Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League trophies. From this time until now, Chelsea’s London rivals Tottenham have not won a single trophy.
If Willian had moved to Tottenham, it would have left a stain on his career. He revealed this through an interview with 90min on the 10th.
Willian achieved the feat of winning three domestic crowns in the 2010/2011 season while playing for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. He has been interested in Chelsea since 2011, but the transfer did not materialize due to Shakhtar sabotage. In February 2013, he made a new nest in Anji Mahachkala, but was forced to leave the team in August of that year due to financial deterioration. At this time, multiple teams approached.
Willian said, “At the time, Tottenham and Liverpool showed interest in me. He had negotiations with both teams, but not Chelsea. My dream was to go to Chelsea…” he confessed.
“Offers came from both Tottenham and Liverpool. I decided to go to Tottenham because I wanted to stay in London.” 메이저사이트
I was thinking of signing with Tottenham with Chelsea in mind. Surprisingly, I got a call from Chelsea.
“The Chelsea offer came. He didn’t have to think twice. Tottenham is a great club and I admired it, but my dream was Chelsea,” he recalled.
That’s how Willian played 200 games for Chelsea. Since then, he has been playing in the Premier League through Arsenal, Corichians and again through Fulham.