Tottenham Hotspur are likely to offer Chelsea attacker Willian a two-year deal when his contract expires in the summer, according to a report from the Daily Mail.
Jose Mourinho will be gearing up for a hugely significant summer for Spurs. The supporters would be forgiven for fearing that not getting things right during the next window could have implications for the club a number of years to come.
There looks to be a number of issues to address. And it appears that Tottenham could already be planning to make a move for the Chelsea forward.
The Daily Mail reports that Spurs are likely to move quickly and offer the 31-year-old a two-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
It remains to be seen how Willian may respond to that offer. But if his deal is allowed to expire at Stamford Bridge, it would appear that he may be open to joining Tottenham.
Willian himself told The Player’s Tribune in February that he would be reluctant to leave London in the future.
So moving to Spurs will surely appeal to the Brazilian.
And on a free transfer, he would arguably be a very shrewd signing for Tottenham.
He has scored five goals and contributed five assists in the Premier League this season. He has still got a piece of magic up his sleeve.
Willian may not be the long-term answer for Spurs. And some may have their doubts about whether they actually need more options in that area of the field.
But it cannot be ruled out that bringing Willian in on a free could prove to be a Mourinho masterstroke.