Willian signs contract extension with Chelsea

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

On Tuesday, English capital football club Chelsea F.C. announced 27-year-old Brazilian midfielder Willian has signed a four-year contract extension with the club.

File photo of Willian, 2015.
Image: Aleksandr Osipov.

Willian joined The Blues three years ago in summer 2013 from Russian club FC Anzhi Makhachkala. Since then, Willian has made 140 appearances for Chelsea in all competitions.

After agreeing to the terms, Willian said, "I'm very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It's a dream to continue with this club and over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies."

The player has scored nineteen goals for Chelsea, of which thirteen were scored last season.

Under José Mourinho's management, Willian has won the Premier League title and League Cup in 2014–2015. Last season, Willian was voted the best player in the club by its supporters.

After completing the unsuccessful campaign with Brazil in the Copa América Centenario last month, Willian arrived at the Chelsea F.C. training facility on Monday.

Last week, Chelsea signed 22-year-old Belgian striker Michy Batshuayi.