Darren Bent can’t understand why Chelsea are letting Willian leave for free this summer but he believes Tottenham would be the best fit in the Premier League for the Brazilian. Willian’s seven-year stint at Stamford Bridge looks increasingly likely to be coming to an end this summer.
Chelsea have been only willing to offer him a two-year contract with Willian wanting a three-year deal.
The 31-year-old though prefers to stay in London and Arsenal have emerged as the top destination.
Willian’s agent has already confirmed there have been two “concrete offers” from Premier League sides, although Kia Joorabchian refused to name who.
Arsenal are reportedly one of those clubs, with claims they’re ready to offer a contract worth £250,000-a-week.
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Bent wouldn’t be surprised to see the Gunners were interested in one of “Chelsea’s leftovers” again having signed David Luiz last summer.
But the former Tottenham striker is still in disbelief that Chelsea aren’t meeting Willian’s demands.
“If I was Chelsea I’d give Willian a three-year contract,” he said on talkSPORT. “What’s the issue?
“And why would you want one of your best players, who is playing very, very well at the minute and doesn’t look like he’s slowing down, to play for one of your rivals?
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“He’s playing as well as anybody right now, so why would you want him to walk out the door for nothing and go and make your rivals stronger? I don’t understand that.
“I’d give him the three years. I would!
“I think Spurs would be in for him with the whole [Jose] Mourinho factor, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Arsenal were interested – they want all of Chelsea’s leftovers… this is one I’d actually take, though!
“But, you look at Arsenal’s front line and they’ve got Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Bukayo Saka… there are quite a few there so he might not suit Arsenal.
“He might not get as much game time and signing him could also stunt the growth of a player like Martinelli.
“But as far as Spurs, he’d fit right in there.
“Their right hand side has been a problem, they’ve tried Steven Bergwijn and they’re tried Lucas Moura out there and its hasn’t quite worked.
“But if you now go Willian, Harry Kane and Heung-min son, that changes the whole dynamic of that team going forward.”
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