Chelsea winger Willian has revealed he wants to stay at Chelsea for few more years. The Brazilian was linked with a number of clubs this summer but opted to stay at the Stamford Bridge.
The 30 year old had been a target for Barcelona who saw their bid rejected by Chelsea. Since the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, the Brazilian international has found a new life in London as he continues to play his part in the team.
The wide man has made three starts under the new Italian manager and also has an assist under his tally. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an avid admirer of the player and tried to rope him. But the player remained at the club and now has claimed he never intended to leave the club.
“A lot of people, they say a lot of things in the press, but I never said that I want to leave Chelsea, never.
“Always I say that I want to stay at Chelsea as long as possible, and I am happy to stay here.
“My mind was always like that, always when I arrive here my plan was to stay here as long as possible and now I am here five years, I hope to stay five more.
“I know I have two years of my contract left but I hope to stay more years in the Premier League.
“I am very happy to be here five years. I have won titles and played a lot of games with a lot of happy moments, and a few sad moments as well but that is part of football. These five years have been very good for me and I am proud to be a Chelsea player.”