Chelsea’s Willian Received “A Very Big Offer” from MLS, says Agent

Willian of Chelsea in 2019. Photo by Kieran McManus/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (10199888bb)

Brazilian forward Willian still hasn’t made a decision on his future, but it appears that there is no lack of interest in his services. This was confirmed by the player’s agent Kia Joorabchian, who also revealed that Willian received “a very big offer” from unnamed MLS team.

Willian will soon become a free agent with his contract with Chelsea set to expire after the FA Cup Finals in early August. The London club would like to keep him on board but reportedly face tough competition.

Joorabchian recently had a chat with Talksport about his client’s future and said that Willian “isn’t short of offers.” This includes “two concrete offers from Premier League teams,” and offers from MLS and Europe. The 31-year-old forward is set to make his decision after FA Cup.

While Willian would immediately be the best player in MLS if he decides to come to the United States, it is hard to see the Brazilian making this kind of move at this point in his career. He previously stated that he wants to remain in Europe, as he believes he can still play at a high level and compete for big trophies.

Still, Willian intends to play in MLS down the road.

“I believe I can still perform on a high level,” he said in a chat with ESPN Brasil’s Futebol no Mundo earlier this month. “After that, when I will be 35, 36 years old, I intend to go to the United States and play there. It is a goal that I have.”