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Willian terminates Corinthians contract ahead of Premier League return

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The former Chelsea and Arsenal forward will be back in London after leaving the Brazilian club.

Willian has confirmed he will end his stay at Corinthians and head back to London with his family.

Following an unsuccessful spell at Arsenal, Willian left Emirates to rediscover his spark at Brazilian side Corinthians.

However, the 34-year-old failed to impress in Serie A, scoring only once in his 44 appearances. Following Corinthians’ elimination in the Copa Libertadores, the experienced forward has decided to terminate his contract at the club.

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“I give up everything I have to receive,” he told ESPN about his contract and salary.

He added: “I know my performance wasn’t what I expected, but I’ve never been a player to score 20 or 30 goals a season.”

Several sources have linked Willian with a move to Fulham, who are looking to bolster their attacking line after earning Premier League promotion.

Fulham’s interest in signing Willian has intensified after their striker Manor Solomon suffered a severe knee injury last week.

The Brazilian star scored 36 goals in his 258 Premier League appearances for Chelsea and Arsenal. Let’s see if he will join the Cottagers in time for their upcoming league game against Wolves on Saturday.