Arsenal propose Willian to Milan

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Arsenal outcast Willian is emerging as a potential free option for Milan, but only if their other targets fall through.

According to RMC Sport reporter Simone Rovera, Willian has been proposed to the Rossoneri and director Paolo Maldini responded favourably.

Sky Sport Italia note that an offer is on the table from Corinthians, but they would not even be able to cover half of his salary and the player is also leaning towards remaining in Europe.

Arsenal are so desperate to get him off their books that they are prepared to simply release the Brazilian on a free transfer, even though his contract runs to June 2023.

The 33-year-old does provide versatility, able to play on the right, left or in a supporting central role.

He fell rapidly down the pecking order at Arsenal following his free transfer from Chelsea last summer, but still contributed one goal and seven assists in 37 competitive appearances for the Gunners.

6 Comments on “Arsenal propose Willian to Milan”

  1. Don’t do it, Milan (and I say this as an Inter supporter)! Willian has been awful at Arsenal and the wages can surely be better spent by Milan elsewhere…

  2. I’ve liked him over the years, but apparently he has been very poor at Arsenal. I think one to be careful around – if he’s expecting some big wage, probably best to pass. Certainly can’t be handing out the kind of ridiculous contract which the likes of Sanchez, Vidal and Ramsey received, or anything close to it.

  3. Now it’s just getting silly. Adli, Aldi, Willian, Isco, Faivre, Corona, Bernardo, Vlasic, Ziyech, Lucas, Brandt, Messias…just a few midfielders we’ve been linked with this summer.

  4. What happened to the “youth” strategy? I remember the days of “no one over 30”. Granted, that was silly, we need experience. But now we seem to be getting an overabundance of players over 30.

  5. Top player, top personality. I would say get him NOW if you can come to terms with his salary expectations vs what we can pay. Arsenal somehow manages to sign top players and turn them consistently into flops, not sure why but if you look at their current squad and performance of some players at Arsenal vs prior to Arsenal it becomes evident. Willian is a prime example. He would provide us an instant good option, and buys us time to plan longer term either internally or by buying a goo young prospect somewhere

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