Willian: Signing for Chelsea was... complicated – Liverpool and Tottenham were interested

“I’ll never forget where I came from,” says Willian, as the 29-year-old tells FourFourTwo about starting on the streets of Brazil, using flip-flops for goalposts, to playing professionally in the Ukrainian league.

From there, Willian moved to Anzhi Makhachkala – the only club willing to pay his buyout clause. Then came his much-discussed move to the Premier League.

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