Former Arsenal player Willian has recently revealed that after leaving the Gunners, he was greeted with a couple of offers from a lot of clubs in Europe and beyond. Willian left Arsenal after reaching an agreement with the north London club for the termination of his contract following a huge dip in form that saw him slide down the pecking order a the Emirates Stadium, paving the way for Bukayo Saka to replace him in the starting XI. Willian’s exit from Arsenal ensured that Saka would be getting more game time under manager Mikel Arteta and the young English forward has been taking his chances as best as he can as he wants to cement himself as a regular starter for the club.
There were reports that several clubs were rushing to get the signature of Willian but he eventually decided to sign for Brazilian Serie A side Corinthians, rejecting the chance to continue in Europe. The player has since confirmed those reports, admitting that he had a lot of offers from several clubs and there were offers that seemed better than what he accepted from Corinthians. However, he mentioned that the joy to play in his native Brazil was something he could not turn down and says that he feels relieved to have finally completed the transfer.
According to reports, Willian refused the chance to play in the Honduran League as he rejected a proposal from an unnamed club in the league. He was also said to be close to joining the United States Major League Soccer, with clubs like New York City FC and New York Red Bulls, as well as Los Angeles Galaxy all showing interest in signing him some weeks ago.
Willian says he is at a place where he feels loved and urged fans to expect a Willian that’s different from the one that left Arsenal.