Kevin Phillips urges Tottenham to sign Chelsea winger this summer

Former Premier League star Kevin Phillips has urged Tottenham Hotspur to land the signature of Willian on a free transfer in the summer. The Brazil international has been with Chelsea for the past six-and-a-half years but he appears likely to leave them on a free when his contract expires at the end of June.

The 31-year-old has been in discussions over a renewed deal with the west London side but so far, there has not been any progress with the Blues reluctant to meet his demands for a three-year contract. As a result, Willian has been fancied to make a move across London to either Tottenham or Arsenal and Phillips believes the former would suit the Brazilian.

He told: “Willian is a player that I like. I think he’s got great qualities, great attributes. At the end of the day, it’s whether or not he fits into Mourinho’s style and where he plays. Mourinho generally plays a 4-2-3-1, so you could certainly see Willian playing on the left or right and giving them a bit of quality. If they get him on a free and it isn’t too much money then go for it. For me, he’s still got plenty to offer in the Premier League, and if Tottenham were to secure his services, I think that would be a good signing.”

Despite the doubts surrounding his future, Willian has been a regular presence in the starting lineup for the Blues and he has contributed seven goals and six assists in all competitions. Blues boss Frank Lampard has personally stated that he wants Willian to stay put with the club next term but the winger remains adamant that he won’t put pen-to-paper unless his demands are met by the board. The former Shakhtar Donetsk man has represented the Blues on 329 occasions. He has scored 59 goals in the process.