Willian snubbed Nottingham Forest last month to sign a new deal with Fulham but now he could be on the move once again. The winger was shown around the Forest training ground and met Steve Cooper but decided to stay put.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Cottagers now face a real fight to keep hold of him. No sooner as the ink dried on his new contract have a Saudi Arabian team come forward with a proposal to sign the experienced performer.
This is quite an update on the whole situation. Willian has pledged his future to Fulham, yet now in remarkable circumstances, he could find himself heading off to Saudi Arabian outfit Al Shabab.
The request has been made by the Saudi club over signing the Premier League winner. Although they know he’s only just penned a new deal, they’re insistent on signing the Brazilian before the transfer window closes.
Willian is a proven performer in the Premier League. Forest wanted him to sign for the club and for a little while, the player was keen. He met with the manager and the club and the training ground and things were progressing.
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At the eleventh hour, Fulham came up trumps. Willian held a desire to stay with Fulham and he rejected the advances of Forest who were left stunned after thinking they’d managed to pull off the deal.
Willian snubbed Forest and now he might leave Fulham
This would be quite something. It would undoubtedly showcase exactly what the Saudi Arabian clubs are capable of if they can prise Willian over there.
Forest would have secured quite a deal had they got Willian to the club. Although he’s getting towards the end of his career, he did show some good form last season for the Cottagers.
Now it will be interesting to see what happens with this one. Fulham worked around the clock to convince Willian to stay and they won’t want to lose another key player before the season starts.
But, the Saudi finances are bordering on ridiculous at the moment. As a result, it will be fascinating to see how this one plays out for Willian after he snubbed Forest.