Fulham complete transfers of ex-Arsenal and Chelsea ace Willian and former Tottenham striker Carlos Vinicius
FULHAM have signed former Chelsea and Arsenal star Willian alongside ex-Tottenham ace Carlos Vinicius.
Willian, 34, was a free agent after leaving Brazilian side Corinthians when his deal expired at the end of last season and has signed a one-year contracy.
He has been training with the Cottagers prior to signing for the club.
Willian said: “I’m happy to be here, I’m happy to be back in the Premier League.
“Fulham is a special club, a club that wants to improve, that wants to fight for something bigger, so I’m here to help, and I cant wait to get started.”
The veteran will add some much needed Premier League experience to the squad having won two titles during his seven year stay at Chelsea.
Willian featured 339 times for the club scoring 63 goals.
He followed up his spell at the Blues making the move across London to join Arsenal, where he spent one season.
Marcos Silva’s side have also completed the signing of Carlos Vinicius, the former Tottenham striker, in a £9.5million deal from Benfica.
The 27-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the option for an extra year.
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Upon his arrival he said: “I’m really happy to be here. I think it’s a big club with good people, so I’m really, really happy.
“I’m happy to be back in the Premier League again. I’m more experienced now and I think I can help the Club.”
They have also signed PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa after Nice signed Joe Bryan on loan.
Leeds winger Dan James also remains a target as they look to secure a loan deal for the Welshman.
Fulham also saw an opening bid of £6million rejected by Blackburn Rovers for Ben Brereton Diaz and they could return with an improved offer.
Silva has been crying out for more players previously hinting at the fact he thought he did not have a big enough squad to compete in the Premier League.
But the West Londoners have started the season fantastically and currently sit 7th with eight points from five games.
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