‘He Want Real Madrid Or Barcelona Move Not Arsenal’ – Martin Keown
Chelsea playmaker Willian favours a move to Spain than making a switch to Emirate stadium, MySportDab reports.
Willian is unlikely to end up moving to Arsenal when he hits free agency, says Martin Keown.
The Chelsea playmaker has set his sights on move to Real Madrid or Barcelona when the summer transfer window opens.
The Brazilian is nearing the end of his current contract with Chelsea and fresh terms are yet to be agreed by both club and player.
It has been reported that Willian prefers to remain at England, there has been links from Arsenal and Tottenham.
Barca are favorite to land the 31-year-old after making a £50M approach for the Brazilian.
Keown believes Willian will hold out for such an opportunity.
Arsenal forced to look elsewhere for another experienced option in the final third of the field.
The former Gunners defender told talkSPORT: “I don’t see him going to Arsenal.
“I think he’s aiming for Barcelona or Real Madrid.
“He’s an incredible talent. Chelsea will be weaker if he goes but Frank Lampard knows what he’s doing.
I’m sure he wants to keep him.”
Willian ruling out a move to Arsenal but he was quick to point out the final decision about his future is yet to be made.
Willian told Desimpedidos: “It really is a hard decision.
I identified myself a lot at Chelsea, I have a lot of love for everyone at the club, and the fans.
“I said before, if I leave Chelsea with no trouble and leaving the doors open.
“I don’t know if leaving London is a possibility, i like London and so does my family.
“However, this is a question that I still don’t know the answer to.
If I will stay at Chelsea or move to another team from London or leave England.”