Chelsea winger Willian has vowed to continue playing for the club until the end of the season even if his contract expires before the extended conclusion of the current campaign.
The Premier League season currently is suspended until April 30 at the earliest amid the global coronavirus crisis, though the football authorities insist they remain committed to finishing the season – if and when it is advised that it is safe to do so.
Several players are currently facing uncertain futures should the season extend into the summer months, Willian amongst a host of players at Chelsea – alongside Pedro and Olivier Giroud – whose contracts are set to expire on June 30.
The Brazilian international has been linked with free transfer moves to the likes of Tottenham, Arsenal and Barcelona, though the winger insists he will remain ‘loyal’ to Chelsea until the end of the current season, whenever that may be.
“My contract really ends I think in July,” Willian said, as per the Star.
“If I had to play on those dates, in these months, I think it would be no problem for me to end the league in a way which would be loyal to the club, as they always were with me, regardless of a signed paper.
“But it’s clear that this is not a certainty, we don’t know what can happen.
“But without a doubt, as always, I will always be ready to give the best to my club regardless of my contract situation.”