Chelsea Transfer News: Willian the One Move the Blues Must Make

Chris Stephens@@chris_stephens6Correspondent IIJanuary 21, 2013

Stamford Bridge needs Willian.
Stamford Bridge needs Willian.Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Chelsea must make a move for Willian.

The Blues currently sit 11 points behind Manchester United in the Premier League. Acquiring the Brazilian midfielder would go a long way in boosting their attempts to move up the table.

Willian helped lead current club FC Shakhtar Donetsk to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League. His team edged the Blues by allowing less goals in Group E.

In Champions League play, Willian had four goals and two assists. Two of those goals came in a 3-2 loss to Chelsea.

What would it take to get Willian and what would he bring to the table at Stamford Bridge?


The Price

Tom Collomosse of The Independent believes the Miners may be willing to move Willian if the price is right.

For Chelsea, if the price is £20 million (as believed), then that's good enough.

After suffering the disappointment of not making it to the knockout stages of the Champions League, fans at Stamford Bridge want moves to be made.

The asking price isn't outrageous, unlike the asking prices for players like Mario Balotelli and others.

Willlian is worth the price. He'll bring his attacking style to the midfield.


What he Brings

The Brazilian star brings a lot to the midfield position for any team he plays for.

Not only is he an attacking midfielder, but he'll be successful if you put him out on the wing, too. There aren't too many footballers that can successfully play those three attacking positions.

Some will say that the arrival of Willian will push out players like Oscar and Victor Moses, and hinder the development of Kevin de Bruyne, Marko Marin and Lucas Piazon.

While you want to ensure your future is bright, you also have to remember Willian is just 24. It's not like you're getting an old man.

Chelsea is one or two players away from being dominant over the next few years.


The Interest is There

Willian has said he would be interested in moving to the Premier League, according to the February issue of FourFourTwo. 

Oh, I want to. I hope so. I hope to move there. Maybe next season, or even this month, but it's difficult to say anything because I'm totally focused on my work here, and I prefer not to lose my grip. Who knows, maybe I'll get offers not only from clubs in England but teams from other countries too. Let's see what happens.

I think I could well be playing there (Chelsea) with (compatriot) Oscar, but I'm trying to concentrate on my game at Shakhtar and forget about the offers.

There was a chance for Willian to move to Stamford Bridge two years ago, but it never materialized.

This time, the move must be made as the Blues would be that much closer to being back on top with Willian in the midfield.


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