Adaptable attacker hopes to complete White Hart Lane switch.
Brazil attacking midfielder Willian claims he has earned the right to leave Shakhtar Donetsk and join Tottenham Hotspur.
Now Villas-Boas is aiming to gazump his former club by agreeing a deal for the player, who admits he is desperate to leave Ukraine.
“I have the offer but it’s complicated because of the board,” said Willian, who has been capped 11 times by Brazil.
“Everyone knows that I want to leave. I’ve been here for five years, I’ve won many titles, so I hope they respect my will.
“I don’t regret having come here, but I regret what’s been going on with this situation. Chelsea tried to sign me, now Tottenham, so I have to rethink.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Willian wants to leave Shakhtar Donetsk but the Ukrainian side do not appear ready to play ball but may well be simply looking to drive up the cost to Tottenham for the Brazilian international.
It seems logical that Willian will eventually get his wish as Shakhtar have nothing to gain from keeping an unhappy player. Andre Villas-Boas is clearly keen on the adaptable 24 year old attacker and is looking to beef up his forward options having finally landed Emmanuel Adebayor on a permanent deal earlier this week.
Willian can play in a variety of roles, either out on the flank or in an advanced midfield role and after five successful seasons at the Donbass Arena, having won a myriad of domestic silverware, one can appreciate why the former Corinthians man would be keen on a move and a fresh challenge.
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