Willian Borges has signed a new one-year deal to remain at Fulham FC. Despite getting offers from Nottingham Forest and Saudi-based clubs, the Brazilian has decided to continue playing at the Craven Cottage. The Brazilian accepted a one-year deal that the London-based club offered. He is expected to grace the white and black colors for at least another season, having been impressive thus far. This will come as a reprieve for the Fulham FC family, who were almost giving up on chances of maintaining the Brazilian winger.
The lengthy successful negotiations
After his contract had run out, Willian was intent on leaving the Craven Cottage if his salary was not raised. The former Blue had asked for a pay rise if he was to stay for another year at the club. He was linked with a move to Nottingham Forest or a Saudi-based club. The club took notice of his demands and worked on a lengthy negotiation with the player. They showed their willingness to have him for another year at the club. At last, the former Gunner accepted the deal to continue feeding Mitrovic with more crosses next season.
The manager’s role and belief in the player
Marco Silva, the Fulham FC gaffer, played a key role in ensuring that Willian did not leave. Having played a crucial role in Fulham’s impressive performances last season, the manager insisted that keeping him was a priority for the club. The tactful player was a pivotal man for Marco Silva last season. A top-10 finish was an impressive achievement for a Fulham side playing in the championship a season before. Silva, therefore, appreciated Willian’s role during the season and gave the green light for the new contract to be signed. Willian is, therefore, a Cottager for another season. His premier league journey is still alive.