Willian stated he is happy at Chelsea and would want to stay in the club until he’s 40 years old. The Brazillian winger is currently in talks with Chelsea about his future.
The 31-year old’s contract will expire at the end of the season, meaning Willian is free to negotiate with other clubs. He has denied such possibilities, though as he wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.
Willian loves Chelsea
“Everyone knows how I love this club and how I enjoy to play for Chelsea. If I can, I will stay here until I am 40 years old but football is not always like this,” he told Sky Sports.
“[I want to stay] because I like to play here. It’s not only my decision, we have to decide together with the club. We’ve had some conversations. I hope I can say to you guys that I will stay but now I cannot say.”
The Brazilian has enjoyed a rich vein of form lately, scoring twice against Tottenham on Sunday to help Chelsea win 2-0. He’s started 17 games for Frank Lampard’s team this campaign, contributing four goals and three assists.
The 31-year old winger has been at the club since the summer of 2013. He has an overall of 315 matches for Chelsea with 57 goals, and the same number of assists.
On racist chants
Willian has also spoken about combating racism – his team-mate Antonio Rudiger being objected to alleged racist abuse during their win over Tottenham.
“It’s a shame. It’s very disappointing, I don’t how people can think [like] that. In their team [Tottenham] they have black players as well. I really don’t understand what they think or why they do these kinds of things,” he said.
“I think we have to find, together, a way to stop this. It’s a shame for everyone. It hurts a lot. They don’t need to do it against me, they do it against my team-mates so I feel bad as well.”
Chelsea’s next game is on Boxing Day when they face Southampton in a clash that’s bound to be interesting to watch.