Brazilian midfielder Willian has signed a new long term contract with Chelsea.
The 27 year old playmaker was one of the Chelsea stars linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer. The former Anzhi player has had a very good season personally and was thought to be a target for Manchester United.
However, the Blues were unwilling to let one of their best players join Manchester United and have offered him a bumper new deal.
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Willian was voted as Chelsea’s player of the year last season after a productive year which saw him score some eye-catching goals. The Brazilian bagged six goals from free-kicks last season, including some memorable strikes against Porto and Crystal Palace.
So far, Willian has made 140 Chelsea appearances, scoring 19 times. He has already won the Premier League and the Capital One Cup with the Blues.
Willian said: ‘I’m very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It’s a dream to continue with this club and over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies.
‘It’s been an amazing time for me since I joined the club three years ago, I’ve won titles and last season I was named Chelsea Player of the Year.’
‘I hope to be able to stay at that level during the coming seasons and achieve more success.’
Technical director Michael Emenalo added: ‘We are very pleased to agree a new long-term deal with Willian, who has proved himself to be an important player for the team since he arrived here. We are looking forward to seeing his continued impact as we begin an exciting new campaign under first-team head coach Antonio Conte.’