Chelsea have officially confirmed that the signing of Willian has been completed. The player underwent a medical a few days ago, and he has agreed a five-year contract with Chelsea FC. Willian has been one of the much talked about players in the last week especially because of the way he has joined Chelsea.
He will bring more than just Brazilian samba magic to Stamford Bridge. He will wear the number 22 shirt. The Chelsea number 22 shirt has been previously donned by the likes of Eidur Gudjohnsen and Tal Ben Haim. Let’s hope that Willian is not like the latter!
“I’m very happy to be here, it’s been a dream of mine to come and play here.
“Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world, and now I’m going to play for one of the best managers in the world, so I’m very happy and looking forward to it.” – Willian to Chelsea’s official site.
Even though he is Brazilian and only 25 years old, he has been playing in Europe since 2007. It will become apparent over the next few days where he will fit in the already bloated Chelsea midfield. He has not been included in the squad for the UEFA Super Cup 2013 match. Chelsea take on Bayern Munich in a repeat of the 2012 Champions League final.
Watch Willian (playing for Shakhtar Donetsk) score 2 goals against Chelsea in a Champions League match.
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