Arsenal fans will be hoping for a little bit of good news with respected transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano posting on Tuesday that Arsenal and Brazilian side Corinthian’s are in-talks regarding the transfer of Willian.
Corinthians proposal for Willian is on the table since yesterday. Contract offered until 2023 or 2024 – talks ongoing on salary situation as Arsenal are prepared to let Willian leave on a free move 🔴🇧🇷 #AFC
Willian’s priority is for European clubs but Corinthians are confident. https://t.co/AXIHRDyzhk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 24, 2021
The 33-year-old has been a resounding disappointment since arriving from Chelsea and to make matters worse the veteran midfielder is collecting a hefty £220k-per-week.
According to the Tweet by Romano there is still an intent for a switch to a top European club, but the prospect of a long-term deal at Corinithians – until 2023 or 2024 could prove too good to turn down.
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Interestingly, Arsenal are prepared to see off Willian for nothing, leaving him leave on a free to facilitate an exit by the transfer window closing.