Chinese Super League side won’t stop poaching Europe’s greatest talents. More recently Guangzhou Evergrande are looking to snap up Brazilian winger, Willian. The Chinese outfits are hoping that a whopping £50 million may tempt Chelsea to let Willian go. However, Chelsea are not short on money with billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
Caretaker boss Guus Hiddink is an admirer of Brazilian winger. Hiddink has known Willian for numerous years before taking the Chelsea interim position. Hiddink has had the following to say about the wide-man “As a person, he is very nice and down to earth. On top of that, he is doing a very good job.” Hiddink further added, “This year, a difficult year, he is working hard with his natural ability and sacrificing himself.”
Willian has the ability to score from range and play quick passes to cause havoc in the oppositions half. It is therefore understood why Hiddink is persistent in his plea for Chelsea to ignore all possible interest in the Brazilian and keep him locked up as they look to rebuild next season under Antonio Conte.
The incoming boss has reportedly held talks with the player and sees Willian as a fundamental part of Chelsea and their bid to re-join the Champions league and challenge on all four fronts.
Willian has been a standout performer in an underachieving Chelsea side that looks inflated from the marauding beasts they were last season. The quality is still very much there and keeping a hold of key players such as Willian will make their return to the top a much smoother ride.
Chelsea have already cashed in on Willian’s countryman Ramirez. The midfielder left for China during the January window for £ 25 million. However, Willian has had an exceptional campaign for Chelsea and one of their best performers in a season where the team didn’t show up for the title challenge. Surely, that on its own is enough reason to keep him.