Lampard respects decision Willian no matter the outcome: ‘He is brilliant’

Frank Lampard says Willian‘s Chelsea future can only be decided by the winger himself at this point. The Blues have offered the Brazilian a new contract but it remains a two-year deal while Willian wants a three-year contract. Willian’s agent Kia Joorabchian admitted that his client has received multiple offers from clubs all over the world.

After Lampard saw his side suffer a 2-1 loss against Arsenal in the FA Cup final, the English coach was asked about the current situation. He told reporters that the situation is out of his hands at the point and that he could do little to convince him to stay on at Stamford Bridge at this stage of the season.

“It is his decision, I haven’t got that answer,” Lampard told reporters. “I know the situation at the club’s end. I have a great relationship with Willian, but I don’t actually know what the decision is. If that happens over the next whatever days, as he said, then that would be good for me in either way.”

“Of course, I am very happy with Willian. He has been brilliant for me this season with his input and work ethic, within the squad. But it is his choice and I respect his choice. He has been a great servant for Chelsea if he decides to move on, and if he does decide to move on then Chelsea will move on and we have to look forwards ourselves.”