Fulham ‘offer Willian a new one-year deal – which includes an extension option after the end of next season’ – as reward for 34-year-old’s fruitful first campaign at Craven Cottage
- Willian helped newly-promoted Fulham to a top half finish in the league last term
- The west London club have rewarded the Brazilian star with a new contract offer
- It is understood the contract’s terms are similar to Willian’s deal from last season
Fulham have offered Willian a new one-year deal at Craven Cottage, according to reports.
The Cottagers decided to reward the 34-year-old Brazilian with a new contract after his impressive debut season helped Marco Silva’s side secure a top half finish in the Premier League last campaign.
Willian’s new deal will reportedly include an option to extend for a following year, so long as both parties agree to the clause.
The winger signed a one-year deal with Fulham last summer and has since re-entered the free agency market ahead of next season.
It is understood that Willian is taking some time to consider his future while away on holiday, keen either to reunite with Fulham or join a new side in time for pre-season training.
Fulham ‘have offered 34-year-old winger Willian a new one-year contract at Craven Cottage’
The Brazilian impressed during his debut season at Craven Cottage, chalking up five goals
Cottagers boss Marco Silva urged that it was a ‘priority’ to keep Willian at the club next season
According to The Athletic, Fulham’s offer to Willian is similar to the contract he held at Craven Cottage last season, worth in excess of £50,000 per week. Silva urged last month that keeping Willian was ‘a priority’.
Willian and his family enjoy living in west London, the Brazilian’s home during his spells at both Chelsea and Fulham, and it is likely the veteran will opt to stay with the Premier League club next term.
The winger chalked up five goals and six assists in 30 appearances across all competitions last campaign, helping the Cottagers reach the FA Cup quarter-finals.
Willian was sent off during Fulham’s quarter-final defeat along with his manager Silva and star striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who was handed a eight-match ban for shoving referee Chris Kavanagh.