Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has pleaded with the club not to let Willian leave in the summer with the Brazilian’s contract running out at the end of the season. Willian is one of Chelsea’s longest-serving current players having joined the club back in 2013.
He has claimed two Premier League titles during his time at Stamford Bridge and established himself as a fan favourite, as well as being a popular choice under all of the managers he has played for.
But it appears as though this may be his final season at Chelsea with negotiations over a new contract ending.
Willian made it clear he wanted a three-year deal but Chelsea were only willing to offer two years.
“Everyone knows my contract is up in a few months and it looks like it’ll be difficult to secure an extension,” he said earlier this month.
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“I think it’s unlikely that I’ll renew because Chelsea offered me a two-year deal, I asked for three and it ended there.
“There were no more talks or negotiations. Chelsea said that three years would be impossible, so at the moment it seems unlikely that I’ll extend, but nothing is impossible.”
But Jorginho insists letting Willian leave would be a huge mistake on Chelsea’s behalf.
“The only thing I really feel like talking about is that it would be really a shame to lose a player like Willian,” he told Esporte Interativo.
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“Not just the player, but the person he is. The guy, the professional he is.
“That’s what I understand, because it’s also complicated to get into that personal part and ask how the situation is.
“So I don’t feel like asking him ‘so, why haven’t you renewed it yet?’. So I keep it to myself, I always talk to him.
“So it would be a shame because apart from the potential, the quality that he has, which is absurd, that for me he really is above average, he’s a phenomenon, it’s something that Chelsea really shouldn’t lose.
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“So I really hope that this contract renewal comes out. I don’t know what’s going on, honestly.
“Even more now, in quarantine, where there’s no contact, where it’s even more complicated to call to talk about it.
“So I just hope that this renovation comes out and that we don’t lose a player like him.
“It would be a pity both for the locker room, for the person he is, and for the field, for the excellent player he is.”
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