Willian reveals his family doesn’t want him to leave London

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Willian is in the final year of his contract with Chelsea and has barely six months left in his current contract with the club.

Willian is yet to extend his deal with Chelsea, but he has revealed that he wants to remain in London, and his wife and two daughters are settled in London, saying that London is his second home.

“If you ask my wife if she wants to leave London, she’ll say no,” he said.

“My daughters feel the same way. Of course, Brazil is Brazil, right? It’s our home, our culture. We always feel good when we go there on holiday and see family and friends. But London is my second home.”

Willian also revealed that he is now a British citizen after finally being successful with his application.

He told The Players’ Tribune: “I recently passed a British citizenship test. Man, it was hard. It’s British history in a nutshell: the 1500s, the 1600s, wars, battles, great leaders, stuff like that.

“Some questions are so difficult that not even some of my British friends knew the answers! I bought this handbook called Life in the UK Test, which covers everything in the exam. I don’t know how many hours I spent reading it. I also downloaded a phone app with mock tests.

“As it turned out, I failed on my first two attempts, but got it on the third. I am now a British citizen! So London is where I want to stay. This is where I have my family, my church. I want my daughters to grow up here. Whenever I get back to the dressing room, I want to keep seeing their messages. I want to keep hearing their love and encouragement.”

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VICTOR N
Chelsea is more than just a football club to me; it's a passion I share, and my affinity with the Chelsea badge is one that will last forever. As far as watching my favourite team is concerned, I'd rather miss a meal than miss a Chelsea game.