It really does now look like Willian has kicked his last ball for Chelsea after a decorative 7 years at the club.
But he won’t be travelling far, just down the road to Arsenal in fact.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has all but confirmed Willian’s move to Arsenal in his latest tweet.
He says that Mikel Arteta has ‘approved’ the deal, and it is ‘just a matter of time’ before the transfer is confirmed.
Willian approved also by Arteta. Just a matter of time and he'll until 2023 – confirmed.
Thomas: Atlético told again… release clause (€50M) or he'll stay.
Aubameyang contract extension: Arsenal are "confident", if Barça will not come back for Auba he's going to stay.⚪️🔴 #AFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 7, 2020
Willian, who turns 32 in two days time, will join his former Chelsea team mate and friend, David Luiz, at The Emirates stadium and looks to have signed a deal until 2023 – when he will be 35 years old!
He rejected a new contract offer from Chelsea, because The Blues would only give him a 2 year contract, and Willian wanted 3 years.
It will be sad to see a player of 7 years leave the club, but it also does have a feel of the time being right now for him to move on.