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Chelsea Confirm Signing Of Willian On 5-Year Deal After Work Permit Is Granted

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Brazilian attacker Willian on a five-year deal after the 25-year-old was granted a work permit on Wednesday afternoon.

As we enter the final stages of the summer transfer window, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today,

Shakhtar Donetsk Willian

Willian: In his Shakhtar days

Chelsea have confirmed the signing of Brazilian attacker Willian on a five-year deal after he was granted a work permit on Wednesday.

The Blues agreed a deal – believed to be worth £32m – with Anzhi Makhachkala last week for the 25-year-old after making a late bid to hijack Tottenham’s move for the player.

He completed his medical over the weekend but the move to Stamford Bridge was delayed as he had to apply for ‘special talent’ work permit as he’s only got 2 senior caps to his name, but that permit has now been granted with the Daily Mail claiming boss Jose Mourinho gave evidence on behalf of the player.

Upon completing his move, Willian told Chelsea’s official website:

‘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.’

The former Shakhtar Donetsk winger will wear the No.22 shirt but is not in the squad to face Bayern Munich in Friday’s European Super Cup so he’ll have to wait until after the international break to make his debut for the club, with the Blues next fixture away at Everton on September 14th.

Willian will now join the array of attacking talent available to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea and will compete with the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Oscar, Andre Schurrle, Kevin De Bruyne and Victor Moses for a starting spot.

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Are Chelsea fans excited by the arrival of Willian? Share your views below.

12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Tosky

    August 28, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    A really good one, welcome bro. KTBFFH!!!

  2. Tosky

    August 28, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    A really good one for the blue family. Welcome bro. KTBFFH!!!

  3. Mick

    August 28, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Willian is a Mercenary that doesn’t meet the criteria for a work permit.
    Chelsea money talks!

  4. chinonsolinus

    August 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    A nice one,we love u willian,well come to ur desiared place.

  5. smile sesay

    August 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    very good signing Jose’

  6. Samson

    August 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    A very good signing Jose.Willian has been d kind of player i always wanted at Chelseafc bt pls Jose give Lukaku n Mata playing times we Chelsea fans beg u.Mata wud have changed d matter at old trafford on Monday nite had it being Jose allowed him in cos Mata is always an influential player n a game winner!!!!

  7. Dele

    August 28, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Despite the fact that William is a terrific player, I think the acquisition of numerous attacking midfielder is going to cause under utilization of these players… All that been said, I am glad to see william become a Chelsea player.

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  9. samuel Udoh

    August 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Willian is a gud buy. We all love him n know he’ll be deadly 4 chelsea

  10. AMOS BABADUYI

    August 28, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    Nice guy to come 2 chelsea. pls jose give mata a playing time.

  11. shobiye olatunbosun ismail

    August 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    it’s gud in heard willian 2ru n ready 2 b among b blues family.

  12. Bakare Opeyemi

    August 29, 2013 at 6:46 am

    Pls Mata should not be sold for any reason. Up blus

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