Chelsea forward Willian has reiterated his desire to sign a new long-term deal at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking in an honest and revealing interview on the club’s official website, Brazilian forawd has outlined his ambition to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge Stadium despite being linked with moves away from the West London club.
“My mind was always like that [staying at Chelsea], always when I arrive here my plan was to stay here as long as possible and now I am here five years I hope stay five more! I know I have two years of contract left but I hope to stay more years in the Premier League.”
“I am very happy to be here five years. I have won titles and played a lot of games with a lot of happy moments, and a few sad moments as well but that is part of football, but these five years have been very good for me and I am proud to be a Chelsea player.”
Spanish giants Barcelona were very keen to sign the player over the summer and had several bids rejected for the Brazilian star.
However, the La Liga outfit refused to meet the Blues £70 million asking price.
Premier League rivals Manchester United also tried to secure his services.
The Blues are known to only offer 12-month deals to anyone that has been over 30-year-old.