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Fulham favourites to bring Willian back to the Premier League

Fulham could be set to sign a former Premier League star…

What’s the word?

According to GOAL, former Arsenal and Chelsea winger Willian is prepared to leave Corinthians and return to Europe.

Fulham are reportedly the 34-year-old’s most likely destination at this moment as Marco Silva hopes to add some much-needed Premier League experience to his ranks

The Brazilian wants to leave his home country following a string of recent attacks on social media, and fears for his family’s safety if he was to stay. 

He can be a great signing

Showing no signs of slowing down at the tender age of 34, he still managed to play 36 times last season for Corinthians.

Silva must believe that the winger can come in and make a difference, hopefully recapturing glimpses of the form he showed in his first stint in the league.

Should Fulham take a risk on bringing Willian back to the Premier League?

Yes

Yes

No

No

In his final season with Arsenal, during the 2020/21 season, he still managed a respectable six goal contributions in a Gunners side that whimpered to an eighth-place finish.

In fact, just the season before that he managed an astounding 18 goal contributions across both domestic and Champions League games, living up to his label of a “brilliant” footballer.

There is no doubting he would have plenty to offer the Cottagers, especially given the recent injury to loanee Manor Solomon.

Due to his age, he would not demand huge play time, but would certainly be a useful deputy or option off the bench.

He has also clearly kept his skill level high over the most recent campaign, achieving a respectable 7.16 average SofaScore rating, third best amongst his teammates.

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The £29k-per-week ace who was once dubbed “immense” by Frank Lampard could certainly bring the excitement to Craven Cottage, adding a level of experience – 258 Premier League appearances – unlike anything already in Silva’s changing room.

For likely a minuscule fee and wages that will not break the bank, Fulham could do much worse than to sign a seasoned veteran of the league with all the capability to light it up once more. He could just be an immense acquisition for a team requiring more Premier League-ready quality.

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