‘Time For Me To Move On’ – Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit In A Farewell Message
Chelsea winger Willian has confirmed his exit from the club after his contract came to an end after failed negotiations, MySportDab reports.
The Brazilian has now bids his farewell to the fans after Chelsea failed to give him a 3 year extension he demanded.
Willian was offered a two years contract but he refused as he opted for a three years contract and he has now confirmed he will be leaving.
Arsenal has been heavily linked with the player as they are ready to give him a three year deal for him to join them.
As for now he can’t sign with any club until the end of August when his contract with Chelsea comes to an end.
Read Willian Farewell Message Below:
“They were seven wonderful years.
In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play.
“Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions.
There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.
“Yet, beyond the trophies, I learnt a lot about myself.
I developed a great deal, becoming a better player and a better person.
With each training session, with each game, with every minute spent in the dressing room, I was always learning.
“I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me at Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club.
There was also criticism, which is normal, what is important though is that both the affection and criticism drove me to always give my all in every training session, every game, to be constantly improving until my very last minute in a Chelsea shirt!
“The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my team-mates.
I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans.
I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!
“My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you and God bless you!”
Willian joined Chelsea after completing a move from Anzi Makhachkala in 2013 and went on to make 339 appearances.
He won two Premier League titles and won the Europa League alongside the FA Cup and League Cup titles.