Chelsea attacker Willian is reportedly on the verge of extending his stay at Stamford Bridge.
According to the Sun, the Blues attacker has agreed terms to keep him in West London and he’s on the brink of penning a two-year deal.
It is understood that the 30-year-old is set to extend his stay and his contract was important to solve with a FIFA transfer ban pending.
The report details he’s been wanted by Spanish giants Barcelona this summer, but it looks like a move to La Liga is off the cards.
The Brazil international has divided opinion in the fanbase in recent times, but he could have an important role to play next season following Eden Hazard’s departure to Real Madrid.
Willian played a mammoth 56 times across all competitions last season, scoring eight goals and supplying 14 assists in return.
The rapid winger has the versatility to play on both flanks and on his day can be a nightmare for full-backs, but is guilty of inconsistency.
Willian is a senior member of the team going into next season and needs to try keep standards high, as there is a major attacking void to fill now Hazard has gone.
Blues signing Christian Pulisic is a highly anticipated arrival for the new season, but the 20-year-old is still developing and will have to adjust to the Premier League.
Meanwhile, experienced duo Willian and Pedro need to start the campaign strong to give Chelsea a chance of a decent campaign.
Willian has shown he’s got the quality during his 292 appearances for the club, but he’s needed now more than ever going into an unknown campaign.