Chelsea winger Willian isn't totally opposed to playing Major League Soccer once his European career is over. In fact, he'd actually prefer to play in the United States versus returning to Brazil.
Willian would like to remain with Chelsea but isn't sure how long of an extension he could get out of the organization as he's now 31 years old. However, he's hoping to play in Europe for at least three more seasons before moving on to MLS.
"I have plans to stay in Europe and try to play here maybe for three or four more seasons," Willian told ESPN Brasil's Futebol no Mundo. "I believe I can still perform on a high level. After that, when I will be 35, 36 years old, I intend to go to the United States and play there. It is a goal that I have."
If Willian can't agree to terms on a new deal with Chelsea, there are other options out there for him. Linked to Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal in recent weeks, Willians has made it known publicly that he'd like at least a three-year deal.
The Blues have re-opened contract negotiations with Willian after he rejected an offer from an unnamed Chinese club, according to Yahoo Sports. Chelsea, however, is willing to offer him only a two-year extension.
Willian's performances on the pitch have given Chelsea reason to continue to pursue his services. He's tallied 10 goals so far this season after notching two against West Ham.
Keeping Willian around would be a solid move for Chelsea as they're set to add RB Leipzig's Timo Werner and Ajax's Hakim Ziyech sometime this month. The Blues currently sit fourth in the Premier League standings with 54 points and could move into third place in the coming weeks.
If they want to keep Willian, the Blues will likely need to up their offer. Otherwise he'll be on the move for the fourth time in his career.