Despite undergoing a medical at Nottingham Forest, who offered a more enticing contract, Brazilian forward Willian has decided to remain at his current club, Fulham, for another season. The 34-year-old’s family feels at home in west London, influencing his decision. Forest had also presented him with an opportunity to finish his career at Greek club Olympiacos, which shares the same owner as Forest, Evangelos Marinakis. However, Willian has now completed a fresh medical with Fulham and signed a new contract.
Willian’s choice to stay at Fulham was influenced by manager Marco Silva. He allowed him to thrive in the Premier League last season. The Brazilian made a significant impact, contributing five goals and six assists in 27 league games. He helped Fulham secure a top-half finish following their promotion from the Championship.
Expressing his satisfaction, Willian said, “I’m completely happy. Happy to sign one more year with Fulham. Happy to continue the work that I did last season with all my teammates and the whole club.” He believes that Fulham can achieve even greater success in the upcoming season and is excited to continue the adventure.
The next step for Willian is to join the Fulham squad on their pre-season tour in the United State. Where they will face Brentford, Aston Villa, and his former club, Chelsea, over a two-week period.
Fulham’s chairman, Tony Khan, expressed his delight at Willian’s decision. He emphasized the player’s significant contribution to the team’s successful Premier League campaign last season. Khan is looking forward to another fruitful season with Willian and the entire squad.
Meanwhile, Fulham is still in talks with Callum Hudson-Odoi, who was once Willian’s teammate at Chelsea. The club is keen on strengthening their attacking options this summer, despite missing out on Manor Solomon, who chose Tottenham, and deciding against signing Daniel James after his loan spell from Leeds United.