Willian has left Arsenal to return to the former Corinthians club. Photo by Visionhaus
Willian made a free transfer to Brazilian club Corinthians, the club where he started his career after terminating his contract with Arsenal.
The 33-year-old joined Arsenal on a free transfer after seven seasons at Chelsea but struggled as he scored just one goal in 37 games for the North Londoners in all competitions.
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The Brazilian international’s father recently stated that his son wanted to join the Sao Paulo team when he told Arena SBT: “There are things money can’t buy. Playing for Corinthians is priceless. “
“Today it is possible to pay [Willian’s salary] — without doubt. Especially since the Corinthians lower their balance sheet. Two three players there going would allow them to pay [it].
“Playing for Corinthians is priceless, but he’s professional. If it was up to him, he’d go to Corinthians.”
Willian made his debut for Corinthians in 2006 before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk after two seasons.
He won four league titles and the UEFA Cup in Ukraine before joining Chelsea in 2013, where he won two Premier League and Europa League titles in his final season.
Willian was also part of the Brazilian team that won the Copa America on home soil in 2019.