The midfielder admits that his current club Anzhi Makhachkala are looking to sell him this summer and a move to Liverpool could be on the cards.
Brazilian midfielder Willian has admitted that Anzhi Makhachkala are looking to sell him this summer and revealed that a move to Liverpool would interest him, Goal.com reports.
Anzhi have put all of their players on the transfer list after their owner withdrew his financial backing, meaning the club need to sell some players in order to balance the books.
Willian is one of the many players who look set to leave Anzhi this summer, despite the fact that the Brazilian only arrived in January.
The midfielder admits that a move to the Premier League is his goal and a club that particularly interest’s him is Liverpool.
“For now, all there is are talks. I haven’t received anything official yet,” Willian told ESPN.
“There was the Manchester City bid [a few weeks ago, of 40 million euros], that was turned down [before Kerimov made his decision to sell the players] and that was a while ago. Now I’m waiting for a new bid to arrive in the next days from a few clubs, like Liverpool. If it’s really Liverpool, then it is surely a great club. I’m hopeful and very calm, just waiting for the best.”
“England is my goal. Of course the English championship is the dream of many players and I’m no different. I like the Premier League very much, I enjoy the English football and certainly, if that happens, it will be very good for me and for my image. ”
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is reportedly interested in bringing Willian to Anfield and could be set to offer Anzhi a club record £30 million for the midfielder.
Rodgers has missed out on several high profile targets this summer, including Henrikh Mkhitaryan but signing Willian would more than make up for those disappointments.