Willian remains content amid Premier League interest

Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder WillianShakhtar Donetsk midfielder Willian has opened the door for a move to the Premier League, by declaring he is happy to leave Ukraine.

The Brazilian is a long-term target of Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas, who sees him as the ideal candidate to inject some creativity into his midfield.

It’s expected that the Portuguese coach will make a move once the January transfer window opens, and Willian has declared that he is willing to leave his current employers:

“I’m very happy with my moment at the club and I intend to keep living this moment,” Willian told Globo Esporte.

“As for a possible transfer, there will be offers for sure and I work so that it happens.

“My club and my representatives will decide my future. I’m focused on helping Shakhtar to keep making history in the Champions League.”

Chelsea are also thought to be interested, but the plans of interim manager Rafa Benitez are unknown.

The 24-year-old has become one of the most sought after players in Europe following a string of impressive displays in Ukrainian domestic competition and the Champions League.

His eye for the killer pass and ability to take on his man has seen him break into the Brazilian senior set-up, where he has won two caps.

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