Willian is saving Arsenal £20m by strolling away from the membership to affix Brazilian facet Corinthians on a free switch.
Willian has 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’ll tear up his contract and signal for Corinthians within the subsequent 48 hours.
Not solely is the 33-year-old saving Arsenal £20m, he’s additionally taking 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 needs to go away English soccer together 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 perfect for the longer term.
Talking earlier this 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 for the time being,” 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].
“For the time being, he’s an Arsenal participant, and we are attempting to get the perfect out of him whereas he’s right here. Something completely different is simply issues that may occur.”
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