Soccer NewsThursday 12th July 2018

Willian next club odds: Barcelona odds slashed but Man Utd emerge as closest competitors

Willian next club odds: Barcelona odds slashed but Man Utd emerge as closest competitors

The odds for Barcelona signing Chelsea forward Willian has reduced significantly with the Brazil star being tipped to join the La Liga champions.

Earlier it was reported that the Blues received a £53million transfer bid from Barcelona and is said to be the Catalan giants’ second bid for the 29-year-old, claims Sky Sports in their live Transfer Centre.

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Willian has been a key player for the Stamford Bridge outfit since signing for the club in 2013 and has won two Premier League titles and the FA Cup also.

Last season he bagged 13 goals and 12 assists in 55 appearances in all competitions, and with Ousmane Dembele not hitting the heights at Barcelona yet due to injury and a loss of form, the Brazilian could prove to be an astute acquisition.

He was also named Chelsea’s fans’ player of the season in the 2016 and has seen his reputation grow globally.

The Brazilian was a regular for his country at this year’s World Cup 2018 and has attracted interest from Manchester United according to the Sun.

With Anthony Martial’s future unclear at the club, Jose Mourinho is said to be an admirer of the player he managed during his time at Stamford Bridge.

Willian next club odds

To leave – 1/2

Barcelona – 5/4

To stay – 6/4

Man Utd – 5/2

Bayern Munich – 25/1

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