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Would you be happy with the Willian signing?

  1. Yes, for any contract length

  2. Yes, but only on a 2 year deal

  3. No, not under any circumstances

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  1. Trilly

    Trilly The John Sauce Of Ilford

    I don’t want a guy who’s moving her purely for financial reasons unless he’s an absolute baller.

    Willian is literally playing for a contract this season, if he joins us he will be deadwood in 1-2 seasons I’m pretty sure if it. He’s a good player but this signing would break me. Bit of a sideways move.
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  2. HairSprayGooners

    HairSprayGooners Al Jazeera Correspondent

    2 year deal would help us a lot, anything more is absurd.
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  3. Kysus

    Kysus Well-Known Member

    Have a feeling he is signing for us(he seemed so weird in the stands in the final, in an akward situation of some kind)

    Would be a really good signing, better than coutinho i reckon
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  4. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Only Aubameyang is better in our first team. An argument could be made for Pepe, but it's a tough one until he finds some consistency.
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  5. AberGooner

    AberGooner Well-Known Member

    Seems strange he's played no part in Chelsea's last 2 games. If he plays no part for them against Bayern I'd assume he's definitely gone.
  6. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Whole point he's moving is because he wants a 3 year deal.
  7. lomekian

    lomekian Well-Known Member

    Can't bring myself to be too exorcised about this one either way. If he arrives he improves our options and his wages equate to a reasonable fee for a player of similar ability for 2 years (even if we pay him for 3). If he doesn't, there are a raft of others that make more sense long term, but they have a greater opportunity cost in terms of $$$ and blocking the youngsters.

    All depends on what the club's strategy is and where they want to actually spend money on the team. Certainly him as our Mikhi replacement would be more attuned to EPL and would free up transfer dosh for CB & CM.

    Of course looking at options in the final third, so much is up in the air until Auba decides.
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  8. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    Willian actually turns out to be the cheap option which is probably why he's on the clubs shortlist.

    Here's an example:
    Willian - $0 @ $120k p/w for 3 yrs = $6.24M yearly amortized cost
    Benrahma - $20M fee @ $70k p/w for 4 yrs = $8.64 yearly amortized cost

    Obviously at his age profile and this being his last contract, it would be hard to yield much value from Willian unless he can continue to perform to his level. If the club pursuits Partey, Aouar and a CB at the sacrifice of a more expensive wide player, I'd be open to Willian in this case.
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  9. El Duderino

    El Duderino 99 Problems But A Mitch Ain't One

    Need to add the sign on fee he'd get for signing for us as well. He's also asking more than 120k, no?
  10. jmsmtthw28

    jmsmtthw28 Well-Known Member Trusted

    Willian might have no transfer fees but we will have to pay agent and signon fees plus his wages of 120k seems really low to me.
    I still think Willian is the best option, he has been Chelsea's best offensive player this season and will give us 2-3 great years.
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  11. Gooner416

    Gooner416 Well-Known Member

    He's on 120k right now iirc, using that as an expression. Of course sign on fee would need to be accounted for as would it for Benrahma, which is why I left it a wash.
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  12. yorch44

    yorch44 Well-Known Member

    But you can't sell Willian so is like only spends, meanwhile you can sell Behnrama and recover some of that money. If you are lucky and he does great you can even make a profit... You know like those teams like Dortmund does.
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  13. MikeVinna

    MikeVinna Well-Known Member

    Not really excited about this. Pretty sure Auba, Laca and Pepe will be starting in attack if they all stay. Behind that we have the likes of Saka, Nelson, Martinelli and maybe ESR for the wings. Do we really need Willian then?

    In any case I’d rather see us adress central midfield first. Taking Willian and his big wages on now might put a dent into signing a top CM later on.
  14. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Mkhi out, Willian in. Upgrade FC.
  15. teamsoutheast

    teamsoutheast Well-Known Member

    Anyone think Willian could play in a midfield 3? I'm sure he played there for Shakhtar.
  16. Kysus

    Kysus Well-Known Member

    Against weaker teams where we struggle offensively we would do that yes
  17. yousif_arsenal

    yousif_arsenal King of Twitter Rumours Moderator

    If you want to rebuild team you don't give Willian 2-3 years contract who already 32 unless he is 20 goals a season winger and he is not
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  18. teamsoutheast

    teamsoutheast Well-Known Member

    What if it was a short term signing until the likes of Saka and Reiss Nelson or Emile Smith Rowe are ready? Do we really want to kill the hopes of some very good youngsters we already have.
  19. MD3 Gunner

    MD3 Gunner Vicente Fan

    What was the point of giving Saka a new contract then ?? Might as well just should've cashed in
  20. Aussie_gunner123

    Aussie_gunner123 Well-Known Member

    I certainly wouldn't be against the signing of this bloke for 2-3 seasons, Saka & Martinelli are probably the long term future in that particular position but they are only very young & will be good for experience until they are outright ready permanently I reckon. Experience is always welcome & needed in all positions.
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