Willian signs new contract with Chelsea
Chelsea’s Player of the Year Willian has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League side.
Chelsea confirmed that the 27-year-old Brazilian is extending his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020 following an excellent 2015/16 season in which he was voted our best player by both fans and his team-mates.
Premier League club Chelsea agreed a deal to sign Willian for a fee of £30 million on On 25 August 2013, subject to a work permit hearing on 28 August 2013. The deal was made official on 28 August 2013 and Willian signed a five-year contract receiving the number 22 shirt. Although regulations usually state that non-European players must be regular internationals, Willian was given a work permit despite only having two caps at the time, as an FA panel deemed that were he not Brazilian he would be a regular.
He made his debut on 18 September against Basel in the UEFA Champions League in a 1–2 home defeat.
‘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.’ Willian told to Chelsea website.