Arsenal winger Willian is “tempted” by an offer to join Corinthians but he has still not made up his mind about accepting the proposal, according to Fabrizio Romano.
The former Chelsea star is reportedly still hoping to stay in Europe but the Gunners are keen to get the 33-year-old off the club’s books, and Romano says there is an increasing likelihood that the player will move back to Brazil:
Corinthians proposal for Willian is on the table and 100% confirmed. He’s ready to leave the club and he’s tempted – Willian gives priority to European clubs but Corinthians have “huge chances”. ??? #AFC
Arsenal will let him leave on a free transfer in order to save his salary. https://t.co/AXIHRDyzhk
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 23, 2021
Willian has not featured for Arsenal in the first two Premier League games this season after testing positive for the virus, but it has been known since the end of last season that he was likely to depart the Emirates.
The Brazilian international struggled during his first campaign with the North London club, scoring just one goal and providing seven assists in 37 appearances.
Willian’s poor performances, combined with his sizeable salary, mean Arsenal are very open to the player leaving before the transfer window closes.