Fulham have now offered a second contract to winger Willian as they try to convince him to stay at the club.
That’s according to Brazilian outlet iG Esporte who provide more details on the 34-year-old’s future.
It’s hard to understate just how important Willian was to Fulham last season.
After cancelling his contract with Brazilian club Corinthians, Willian returned to England as a free agent.
Manager Marco Silva invited him to have a trial at Fulham as the club tried to decide whether or not to sign him.
Fulham were once again trying to cement their place in the Premier League after being immediately relegated on the previous two occasions.
Willian did enough to convince Silva during his time that he should stay and the rest is history.
He was fantastic, scoring five goals and providing six assists.
However, Willian did so much more for Fulham last year, with his work-rate, in particular, blowing fans away.
Fulham have now offered Willian a second contract after he turned down their first offer.
He and Neeskens Kebano are both currently free agents after not accepting their initial offers.
Fulham offer Willian second contract
The report from iG Esporte suggests Fulham want to ‘count on’ Willian next season and offered him another contract.
Willian is understood to have asked for more time before deciding on his future.
They say that Marco Silva is one of the ‘biggest enthusiasts’ for Willian and will be desperate to keep the ‘top class’ winger at the club.
Willian wants to continue playing in England and other Premier League clubs are reportedly interested.
Fulham may have to compromise with Willian in their second contract over the length of the deal.
It’s unlikely they want to offer anything longer than a year given he turns 35 next month.
However, one more season like last year would make a deal almost certainly worth it.
Even though he’s likely to demand high wages, if he was less involved the year after his experience would still be invaluable off the pitch.
Given the lack of activity in the transfer window, Fulham may now be able to afford not agreeing terms with Willian.