Brazilian midfielder Willian has committed his future to Chelsea by signing a new four-year contract with the club.
The 27-year-old has extended his stay at Stamford Bridge until 2020 following an excellent 2015-16 season in which he was voted Chelsea’s best player by both fans and his team-mates, reports the Chelsea website.
The former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder says his dreams continues after committing his future to the Blues, insisting he would like to keep the same level of performance as he did last season.
‘I’m very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It’s a dream to continue with this club and over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies,’ Willian said.
‘It’s been an amazing time for me since I joined the club three years ago, I’ve won titles and last season I was named Chelsea Player of the Year.
‘I hope to be able to stay at that level during the coming seasons and achieve more success.’
The Blues technical director Michael Emenalo looks forward to Willian making an even bigger impact during the new season.
‘We are very pleased to agree a new long-term deal with Willian, who has proved himself to be an important player for the team since he arrived here,’ Emenalo said.
‘We are looking forward to seeing his continued impact as we begin an exciting new campaign under first-team head coach Antonio Conte.’
Willian has made a total of 140 appearances for Chelsea while scoring 19 times since his arrival in the summer of 2013 from Anzhi Makhachkala.
The midfielder played a key role in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup and Premier League title triumph during his second spell at Stamford Bridge.
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