Manchester United are reportedly drawing closer to their fourth signing of the transfer window with reports suggesting that they have reached a financial agreement with Chelsea to sign Willian this summer.
Jose Mourinho’s side have already completed three summer signings in the form of Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant and there could now be on the cusp of a fourth with a deal for Willian close to completion.
According to Tuttosport, via M.E.N, United are said to have agreed to pay a £67m fee for Willian shortly after Barcelona pulled out of the race and they are now in pole position to acquire his services before next month’s transfer deadline.
Earlier this year, Mourinho did highlight that the club may not spending on the attacking department during the summer but the Portuguese tactician seems to have had a change of thought with the right-wing position, in particular, being a cause of concern.
Willian with his vast Premier League experience would certainly put a stop to the ongoing issue but there are concerns from a section of the fans that the Brazilian’s arrival may hamper the gametime of the club’s graduates.
Should a deal for Willian go through, the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard may have to fight for a role off the bench alongside Anthony Martial, though the latter has been heavily tipped to leave Old Trafford before next month’s deadline.
Willian, who has two years remaining on his £110,000-a-week deal with Chelsea, enjoyed his best scoring season last term with 13 goals across all competitions. He managed to start in just over half of the club’s league games amid his shrewd relationship with ex-boss Antonio Conte.