Tottenham trimmed in the betting to be Chelsea star Willian’s next club

Spurs slashed to sign Chelsea attacker

Willian /Chelsea ©imago images / PA Images 23.03.2020

Who knows when the current season is going to come to an end. If at all. While the football action is shut down because of the coronavirus, that has not stopped the betting action on markets like transfers.

Willian to sign for before 1st September 2020 Betting Odds*

Tottenham 7/2
Arsenal 5/1
Juventus 7/1
Man Utd 7/1
Barcelona 12/1
AC Milan 16/1
Borussia Dortmund 16/1
Real Madrid 20/1
Inter Milan 25/1
Bayern Munich 25/1
33/1 bar
* (betting odds taken at 03:58 GMT on Monday 23rd March 2020)

Transfer Betting at Paddy Power

Contract issues

Willian was recently reported to have asked to go home to Brazil to be with his family during this crisis.

He is out of contract with Chelsea in the summer and that could cause massive confusion.

There is a feasible chance that like many other footballers around the world, that he could be out of contract before the current season if finished.

UEFA are reportedly keen to get all domestic action finished somehow by June 30th which is generally when player contracts in Europe expire.

Punters drift towards Tottenham

Last week there was a big shift in the Willian Next Permanent club market at Paddy Power, with Tottenham being trimmed into a price of 7/2 at the head of the market* (betting odds taken at 03:58 GMT on Monday 23rd March 2020).

The reaction was due to a high percentage of bets coming in on the North London club capturing the Brazilian. If so it would signal a return to work for Willian under Jose Mourinho.

Also in the market, Tottenham’s rivals Arsenal were sitting at 5/1 to be Willian’s next club* (betting odds taken from Paddy Power at 03:58 GMT on Monday 23rd March 2020).

Coming full circle?

Before joining Chelsea in 2013, Willian had gone through a medical at Tottenham and was set to sign there before Chelsea swooped in to nab him for a cool £30m.

The current situation with the coronavirus makes things a lot more clouded as well.

If Chelsea allow him to go to Brazil as requested, then there is the chance of having to quarantine there and potentially back in the UK on his return.

That could take further playing time away from him on his return.