A number of Liverpool fans have welcomed a transfer report linking Chelsea winger Willian with a possible move to Anfield in the summer.
The 31-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge expires in June and a report in this morning’s print edition of Sport [via Sport Witness] claimed that he is currently in negotiations about a potential switch to Anfield. According to Sport, those talks relate to ‘very favourable conditions’, perhaps an indication that the Brazilian could land a lucrative contract at Anfield as he will soon be a free agent. The story was subsequently shared on Twitter by @AnfieldEdition.
Willian is currently in negotiations over a move to Liverpool.
The negotiations are under “very favourable conditions”, likely because the Chelsea man will be on a free agent and offered enticing wages to come to Anfield. [Sport] pic.twitter.com/kuietsRZK5
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) April 23, 2020
Willian, who had been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool in 2013 (as per The Telegraph) before ultimately joining Chelsea, has scored seven goals and set up another six in 37 games this season, with a neatly symmetrical record of 59 goals and 59 assists in 329 matches in toal for the Blues. He has scored three times in 13 appearances against the Reds in his career.
These Liverpool fans on Twitter are hopeful that the Anfield club can land him on a free transfer, with one Kopite drawing comparisons with James Milner’s Bosman arrival as a 29-year-old in 2015 and another calling on sporting director Michael Edwards to “get him signed“:
Get him signed Edwards
— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) April 23, 2020
I’d 100% take him on a free. Could be another James Milner type singing.
— Sportsmadman (@99sportsmadman) April 23, 2020
Could be a good option from the bench. Saves abit of money for a bigger signing elsewhere
— joe.d4 (@JoeDaresh) April 23, 2020
You know what if this happened I’d be happy, look at Shaq, people laughed when he signed, I’d say this lad is better than Shaq, that said I’d like Shaq to stay.
— Red_Heathen (@TattooedHeathen) April 23, 2020
If this is true i’m happy. Good player, slipped down the pecking order a bit at Chelsea. It wasn’t long ago that he was voted as their player of the year though.
— Jacko ???????????? Times (@JKloppsKop) April 23, 2020
31 year old PL proven winger who’s still good enough to play at the top level for free is a bargain imo
— Ashvin (@El_Pistoleroooo) April 23, 2020
Brilliant if it happened seriously underrated.
— Screamer (@screamer1985) April 23, 2020
Good human being/team player.
Great cover on the wings for salah/mane.
Exactly Liverpool type of player.
— Musk_b (@Muskb7) April 23, 2020
Liverpool fans, would you like to see Willian being signed on a free transfer this summer? Comment below with your views!