Manchester United are apparently very interested in signing Willian from Premier League rivals Chelsea. Willian seems to be unhappy with his situation at the club and is looking for newer pastures.
Willian currently has two years remaining on his current contract at Stamford Bridge. He was voted the club’s players’ player of the season but is still not favoured by Italian manager, Antonio Conte. He was left out of the starting line-up for the FA Cup final and this was the fourth such instance in five games.
Willian also intensified these rumours by editing out Conte in a post-victory celebration picture uploaded to Instagram.
Conte himself is unsure of a future at Chelsea, despite winning a trophy in each of his two seasons with the London-based club. He won the Premier League in his first season while the FA Cup was won just this weekend.
The Brazilian was one of the most promising wingers during his time at Shakhtar Donetsk but somewhat dropped that reputation with an ill-fated move to Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala. He was rescued by Chelsea in 2013 and has since scored 44 goals for them in 236 appearances.
Manchester United’s problems on either wing have been very apparent throughout the season and Mourinho has recognised it as an area of concern. Signing someone like Willian will surely be a good solution to that with the Brazilian a proven Premier League customer. He had earlier been a target for United but it did not work out.
Moreover, Mourinho has worked with him before during his second spell as Chelsea manager and knows his strengths and weaknesses inside out. If the move does go through, Willian will become the third Chelsea player to move to Manchester United in recent years after the arrivals of Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic.