Chelsea winger, Willian Borges da Silva, better known as Willian has bid farewell to the Club and the fans of Chelsea after seven years of stay with the club.
The Brazilian national footballer made this known in an open letter to the fans of Chelsea which was sighted by KwasiAboagyeLive.com.
According to Willian, the time has come for him to move on and he is certainly going to miss his teammates, the staff and the fans.
Willian indicated that he is leaving the London based Club with his head held high and with the knowledge that he won things there and always did his best in a Chelsea shirt.
However, Willian did not disclose his next destination in the open letter.
A few days ago the ‘The Sun’ news portal reported that Willian has agreed to join another London Club, Arsenal on three year deal and will take £100k-a-week.
Read the full statement below
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE FANS OF CHELSEA FOOTBALL CLUB
They were seven wonderful years. 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 teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!
My heartfelt thanks go out to all of you and God bless you!
Willian Borges da Silva