Willian has walked away from £20.5m and terminated his Arsenal contract as his transfer to Brazilian facet Corinthians nears.
Willian had two years left on his £240,000-a-week Arsenal contract however as an alternative of staying on the Emirates or asking for a pay-off, he has determined to tear up his contract.
Not solely is the 33-year-old saving Arsenal £20.5m, he’s additionally set to take a 70 per cent pay reduce to return to his former membership.
Arsenal administrators are mentioned to be amazed by Willian’s gesture.
Willian has been an exemplary skilled since he moved to the Premier League eight years in the past and he desires to depart English soccer along with his head held excessive.
The Brazilian accepts his transfer to Arsenal from Chelsea final summer time has not labored out and he needs everybody on the membership all the easiest for the long run.
Talking final week, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta confirmed Willian has held talks over a transfer to Corinthians.
“We’re having some conversations with him and the agent, and we’re evaluating the place that we’re in in the intervening time,” Arteta mentioned forward of Saturday’s 5-0 defeat by Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis.
“I do not know [why it hasn’t worked out for him here].
“In the meanwhile, he’s an Arsenal participant, and we are attempting to get the most effective out of him whereas he’s right here. Something totally different is simply issues that may occur.”
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