Willian Completes £32m Chelsea Move, Signs Five-Year Deal At The Bridge (Photo)

Chris Wright

28th, August 2013


By Chris Wright


Chelsea have confirmed that, following a successful work permit appeal, Willian has joined the club from Anzhi Mikhailgorbachev for the princely sum of £32million, with the 25-year-old Brazilian attacker signing a five-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

Willian (who will wear the no.22 shirt) told the Chelsea site: “I’m very happy to be here, it’s been a dream of mine to come and play here. Chelsea are one of the best clubs in the world, and now I’m going to play for one of the best managers in the world, so I’m very happy and looking forward to it.’

So, have Chelsea got their money’s worth? We’d venture not. Willian’s proven to be sporadically exciting and all, but we’d never fathom putting him in the “30-million-pound player” bracket in a month of Sundays, though perhaps judging a player’s worth as opposed to their valuation in the transfer market is a redundant concept these days.

Any road up, Chelsea’s quest to buy up the world’s reserve of B-list attacking midfielders takes another giant leap into the ridiculous.

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  1. ukekwe Ndubuisi says:

    Great player with great skills. welcome to Chelsea-the pride of London. Up bluez!

  2. I am happy abt new signing willian,but we still ned one sharp striker,pls happy one i wil like to see mikel obi in friday against bayern munich becos he is the best central midfield in chel,pls dont sell him for me pls.

  3. DANIEL says:


  4. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Yes, since starting their ‘quest to buy up the world’s reserve of B-list attacking midfielders’ Chelsea have won a Europa League and Champions League Trophy back to back. Maybe a few other clubs could do with being quite so ridiculous.

  5. marajonna says:

    A champions league and then a Europa league. There’s quite a difference. Without a real super star forward (sorry nando) Chelsea have gone backwards.

  6. Holland 1945 says:

    I can’t tell if the first three comments are parody posts or actual Chelsea fans. Such is the nature of a Chelsea ‘fan’.

  7. special one says:

    okay DANIEL, thanks for your well informed advice. we will conduct this business over the next week.


  8. special one says:

    Hi DANIEL, thanks for all your advice, we will conduct this business over the next week, we’ve been waiting for someone with your knowledge to tell us who to buy and who to sell.



  9. Anonymous says:

    Is gud 2 have william.bt we need a clinical finisher.

  10. stu says:

    @Dan – have you been drinking?

  11. Anonymous says:

    Am really happy 4 d new signing. But we still need a sharp striker 2 complete our team. Pls sir morinho we need a strong sharp striker like zlatan ibrahimovic in our team so that we wil b baptism other club with fire(i mean baptism of fire). Zlatan ibrahimovic 30yrs old and PSG we b willin 2 sell him bcos cavani is there 4 them. SIR MORINHO we need him pls

  12. Sunday Michael says:

    William welcome to Chelsea, please mouriho stop playing lampard 90 minutes his old we have mikel and Essen their Chelsea for life

  13. Iam very happy to see wiliam in chelsea shirt is also my dream come true.

  14. cobber says:

    Thank you for buying willian, he is a good player, but go for stiker a good one. Up chelsea

  15. TravisKOP says:

    these comments (Dan and Oscar) look like they were written by drunk children

    Mou is a genius but is systematically ruining football. Buying up everyone just so no one can use them against you. Mou you cheeky slag

  16. It is a great signing but we need a striker most, like jackson martinez or yilhaz nd keep mata nd mikel

  17. Anonymous says:

    Will.I An?

  18. Anonymous says:

    i am happy to see william at chelsea

  19. Kiven jiriyengwa says:

    Gud signing mou:but one more cb please we want it to be as solid as ever:dont give them a chance the champions hip is ours

  20. val de lewandoski says:

    greetings to al chelsea fans, am vry hapy 4 dis signing cos dis guy realy gav me heart attack in a match against sharkta donesk, we d chelsea fans arnd d world ar greatful 2 u sir Roman, i wnt our gafar mourinho 2 use david luiz nd juan mata 2 stop al dis speculitions nd insults, imagine Arsene wenger nd d so called chosen 1 moyes tryin 2 buy our best players, pls sir God bless u, we love u, i remain a blue nd my generation wil aswel remain a blue for life…

  21. sobby says:

    Thank God every thing worked for willian transfer bt nw hw do we combine the him and others ? Pls don’t sell mikel!

  22. Yes ,this is a dream come through but get us zlata or martinex says:

    Good mnger ,good players

  23. Abbey gattuso says:

    Up bluz,am api 2 dis guy “william”as chelsea player,buh we stil need 1 sharp striker nd sir mouriho stop usin elder lampard 4 us,mikel nd essien is there,up bluz!

  24. Anonymous says:

    Am realy happy this wonderful signing of this great player thanks Mou bt pls keep Mikel for us and let him start tomorrow match against Bayern. Thanks for the good work

  25. Brito Haule says:

    Please my beloved fans lets me tolerant to our club manager we are going to the best this season

  26. drags says:

    “Anzhi Mikhailgorbachev” … quality!

  27. abbey says:

    I am very happy to see willian on my valuable chelsea shirt. Even happy to have among the best others, like Mikel, lampard, oscar, harzard cole,cahil,Essien, luiz,schurrle,and my valuable goal keeper, e.t.c.

  28. abbey says:

    I am very happy to see willian on my valuable chelsea shirt. Even happy to have him among the best others, like Mikel, lampard, oscar, harzard cole,cahil,Essien, luiz,schurrle,and my valuable goal keeper, e.t.c.

  29. Adegboro Adebiyi Joe says:

    Well, i welcome the arrival of Willian, but we really need a striker, our midfielder’s have lost faith in all d strikers we have presently. We need someone that will complement the work of the 3 Amigos. It will be easier if chelsea buy Eto bcos him and Willian understand each other on d field

  30. kunlentinoh says:

    good one to see willian in chelsea uniform. Pls the happy one stop using lampard for starting line again we have mikel who can play blocking four while ramires we pair him. I mean mikel and again stop benching mata for us.

  31. Anonymous says:

    great player

  32. mike says:

    The hell is up with these comments? My head hurts now…

  33. Auntie May says:

    Why are so many drunk people that can’t spell commenting this?

  34. chelsea nghede shimooshili says:

    I am happy for willian.plz the special stop playing lampard 90 min. we get mikel and van ginkel. apliqueta and luiz must get in frst line up… my best squad for chelsea…..
    ramires…..willian…van ginkel…hazard

    my sub: lukaku, van ginkel, schurle, torres, terry, de bruyne,mikel, lampard and ivanovic.

  35. nice player says:

    up chelsea

  36. Anonymous says:


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