Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger says it’ll be a blow if Willian leaves.
Rudiger said Willian, who is in talks with Arsenal, helped him settle in at Stamford Bridge when he arrived from Roma in 2017 and the two have become good friends since.
He said: “Since day one of coming to Chelsea, he and David Luiz got me into the team and helped me out in the first couple of months because it was not that easy.
“He is a great guy and a really, really good footballer. He is calm and humble and it will be sad if I don’t see him again as a team-mate. He is not the type of player who talks that much.”
Rudiger also believes that Willian will be a big loss to Chelsea much in the way Eden Hazard was when he left the club for Real Madrid last year.
He added: “He does his thing on the pitch, just like Eden Hazard. By playing, he shows what he is about.
“He is a guy who dictates the game and not many players in the world have this type of quality.
“He is always training [hard] and practicing free-kicks after. He is someone who always wants to improve.”