Talented Chelsea player, Willian has confirmed he will be leaving Chelsea this summer.
As the new development unfolds, the Brazilian has decided to end his seven-year spell at Stamford Bridge.
With negotiations drawn out over the renewal of his contract, the attacker’s future has been in the balance for some time.
On the clubs showing interest so far, London rivals Arsenal, has shown interest in the 32-year-old winger.
Meanwhile, his proposed exit from Chelsea can be tied to his decision of not playing for the Blues next season.
Willian has backed his intention with an emotional open letter he wrote to Chelsea fans on his Instagram account.
Below is an excerpt from the letter Willian wrote to Chelsea fans.
They were seven wonderful years,’ he wrote. ‘In August 2013 when I received the offer from Chelsea, I was convinced that this was where I had to play.
‘Today I am certain that it was the best of decisions. There were so many happy times, some sad, there were trophies and it was always very intense.
‘Yet, beyond the trophies, I learnt a lot about myself. I developed a great deal, becoming a better player and a better person.
‘With each training session, with each game, with every minute spent in the dressing room, I was always learning.
‘I am really grateful to the Chelsea fans for the affectionate way they welcomed me at Stamford Bridge and their support throughout my time at the club.
‘There was also criticism, which is normal, what is important though is that both the affection and criticism drove me to always give my all in every training session, every game, to be constantly improving until my very last minute in a Chelsea shirt!
‘The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my team-mates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans.