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“The dream”- Brazilian ace reveals rejecting Tottenham for local rivals in 2013

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Willian reveals rejecting Tottenham at the 11th hour to join Chelsea.

Willian reveals rejecting Tottenham at the 11th hour to join Chelsea

Speaking to Brazilian outlet Premier League Brasil, Fulham attacker Willian has revealed rejecting Tottenham Hotspur at the 11th hour to join Chelsea instead.

Willian’s success at Stamford Bridge is well-documented, and it’s easy to see why he became such a fan favourite. His tireless work rate, quick feet, and eye for goal made him a nightmare for opposition defenders, and he played a key role in some of the Blues’ biggest triumphs in recent years.

Of course, as a Tottenham fan, it’s easy to feel disappointed that we missed out on signing such a talented player. But it’s important to remember that football is full of what-ifs, and there’s no guarantee that Willian would have replicated his Chelsea form had he joined Spurs instead.

One thing that is clear, however, is that Tottenham could certainly have done with a player like Willian during his prime years. The Brazilian’s versatility, creativity, and work ethic would have been invaluable to the team, and he could have played a pivotal role in some of our biggest matches.

Speaking about the situation, here is what Willian had to say about his potential move to Tottenham

“I went to London and Liverpool and Tottenham were interested. I was negotiating with both, not Chelsea. And in my heart the dream was to go to Chelsea”

“Proposals came from both of them and, as I wanted to stay in London, I decided that I’d go to Tottenham. It was all agreed, I had already done medical tests, all that was left was to go to Tottenham’s training centre to sign the contract”

It’s easy to wonder how things might have been different had Willian signed for Tottenham instead of Chelsea. Would he have been the catalyst for a Spurs title challenge? Would he have helped us end our trophy drought? It’s impossible to know for sure, but it’s certainly fun to speculate.

Willian reveals rejecting Tottenham at the 11th hour to join Chelsea.
Willian could have been a Tottenham player (Image credit: Getty)

One thing we can be sure of, however, is that Willian’s decision to join Chelsea has had a lasting impact on both clubs. His performances on the pitch helped the Blues win multiple titles, while his decision to snub Tottenham undoubtedly left a bitter taste in the mouths of Spurs fans.

As for Willian himself, he seems content with the way things have turned out. After a brief stint with Arsenal, the Brazilian is now plying his trade with Fulham, and he seems to be enjoying his football once again.

The Brazilian is definitely one of the catalysts in Marco Silva’s team that has been doing so well this campaign. It is refreshing to see Willian perform at such a high level even at this age.

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Willian could have been a Tottenham legend but he chose other venues. We can just be happy that he is still going strong and wish him the very best.

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