'April fools was last month': Some Chelsea fans stunned by transfer rumour they're hearing

Chelsea supporters on social media did not take kindly to the news that Willian apparently wants to re-join the club this summer.

According to Sky Sports, Willian would like to make his Stamford Bridge return, less than 12 months after he signed for Arsenal.

It’s been a miserable spell in North London for the 32-year-old, who only started 16 Premier League games all season.

Blues fans, who once adored the speedy Brazilian, were not in the forgiving mood and didn’t react to the update well.

Here are their responses on Twitter:  

RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

https://twitter.com/cfc1016/status/1397159964402012161?s=20

Willian joined Chelsea back in 2013 from Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala for £30m (BBC Sport).

Following on from what he achieved with the Blues, that fee now seems relatively modest.

He won two league titles, an FA Cup and League Cup, plus the Europa League.

He was also named Player of the Year on two separate occasions.

Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images

The frizzy haired attacker made 339 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 63 times.

Unfortunately, the second Willian crossed the capital divide, it would always be difficult to call the Bridge his home once again.

After his stint with Arsenal, he may have wished he never moved in the first place.

Just one goal in 37 games is pretty poor for a player who sealed a contract with the Gunners until 2023.

Willian’s chances of rekindling his Chelsea career are very slim, much like the possibility of redemption at the Emirates.

It is a sad state of affairs for an individual who used to ignite the English top flight.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.