Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by American_Gooner, Mar 4, 2020.
Willian is very popular with Chelsea fans and other players, hence 2 x player of the year.
If he’s strolling into our team at 34/35 that’s a big yikes.
This isn't to say I'd sign him. We should, as a rule, never deal with Chelsea again.
If we sign Willian he’ll be 32 at the start of the season. Probably has one good year left in him before he starts to decline. We’d probably offer him a two year deal so he’d likely be a backup after next season but where does he play if we sign him? I want Saka to get those minutes on the LW and Martinelli will need to play there quite a bit as well if we still have Auba or Lacazette.
Someone tell Kia about stress ball before he squeeze Raul balls into explosion!
He won those awards because the fans like him.
I don feel Willian is overrated. His best season has been when Chelsea underperformed. The fans loved his energy not his quality.
I'd do a hard pass though. His biggest quality is his Explosiveness and intensity. These are attributes that diminish with age. It's not like he's still a spring chicken. We should steer clear of him. Even if he's free.
Willian on a freebie two year deal and ship out Özil. I must say, i like the strategy Arteta!
It's still a bad signing. We can't be filling the squad with Mkhitaryan-like signings, players that are over the hill that are looking for their last big contract.
It's not a good look for us that we're taking over-the-hill players from our rivals
When Kia knocks its different knock!
Kia has done it again! Excellent biz!
Not really the same as Mkhitaryan though. Willian has proven himself in the league and is still performing at a decent level. Mkhitaryan did **** all at Utd. Chelsea also wanted to keep him so it wouldn’t be like we’re sweeping up their rejects.
Chelsea are only willing to give him a one year extension.
While if we signed him, it will probably be a 3 year deal.
That's pathetic. It's not like he's a Ronaldo or an Ibra.
He's best days are behind him. I'd rather Nelson or Saka take that spot.
Hell, I'd prefer we keep Auba there than sign a past it Willian.
We shouldn't be filling out squad with players in their 30s or late 20s. I guess that's what happens when you allow an external party like Kia to have a say in the players that we sign.
We just have to look the state he left Corinthians in when he was still involved with them
It's so weird that it's the same people who see huge problems how Özil and Mkhitaryan influence our wage structure. Yet they are championing us signing the player who is most likely starting to decline on 200k contract until he is 35.
They offered him two years and he wants three. Maybe Edu’s links to Kia sees him accept a 2+1 option, who knows. Also a bit harsh to say his best days are behind him. Currently 9th for chances created in the league this season and last season he was in the top 10 in europe. In short, he creates more chances per game than anyone in our squad. You could play him in Özil’s position and get more out of him for a 1/3 of the wages.
Get Özil out and we’d easily be able to entice Partey with much higher wages than AM can offer (swapping Laca so no outlay in transfer fees) while also paying for Willian and the team looks better on paper and the pair of them would take home less than Mesut.
Feel we’d play some very good, direct, attacking football with that line up under Arteta. Also as you said it be good for the youngsters, Martinelli specifically, to learn from a PL proven player who gives 100% each game.
Like how Chelsea wants to sell their dross to us.
Its a free transfer. Chelsea aren't involved.
3 years!? What the **** is wrong with us?
That better be a 2+1. And even then. Where are we playing him?
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