Mircea Lucescu has urged Chelsea forward Willian to join Juventus once his contract in west London runs out
The Brazilian has been flourishing under Franck Lampard this term, registering three goals and three assists in 15 appearances across all competitions.
But, the 31-year-old might be playing his final season for the Blues as his contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire next summer, with no signs of extension emerging so far.
Juventus and Barcelona have both expressed an interest in taking the former Shakhtar Donetsk winger away from the Premier League, and Willian’s ex-boss Mircea Lucescu believes the player should move to Serie A.
“Willian’s contract at Chelsea is expiring. It would be good for him to change it up a bit after all these years in London.
🗣 Mircea Lucescu, Willian's former boss at Shakhtar Donetsk:— Goal (@goal) November 12, 2019
"Willian's contract at Chelsea is expiring, it would be good for him to change it up a bit after all these years in London.
"Juventus would be ideal for him."
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“The Bianconeri would be ideal for him,” the Romanian tactician said, as reported by Goal.com.
The main stumbling block to Willian’s transfer to Turin could be Maurizio Sarri, as the two had a weak link during their work in London.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, Sarri has shown a little appreciation for the Brazilian’s qualities, often leaving him on the sidelines in favor of Eden Hazard, Pedro, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Therefore, the Camp Nou seems to be a more likely destination for Willian, who has also revealed his desire to return to Corinthians one day.