Arsenal have reached a mutual agreement with Willian to terminate his contract effective from today.
The Brazil international joined us from Chelsea last August and made 38 appearances during the 2020/21 campaign.
He had two more years to run on his contract but following positive and constructive recent discussions with him and his team, he will be leaving for a new opportunity with Corinthians in Brazil, where he began his career.
Everyone at Arsenal wishes Willian and his family well for the future.
The contract termination is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Official: Dario Benedetto leaves Marseille for Boca Juniors
It’s over for Dario in Marseille. Boca Juniors has just formalized the arrival of Dario Benedetto from Olympic Marseille.
The Argentinian club reportedly paid around €4m for the one on loan at Elche this season.
Arrived at OM in 2019, Benedetto will have scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 for the Marseille club.
Top 5 worst transfers of the year 2021
The grass is not always greener. This article by Naija News 247 focus on the five least successful transfers of the 2021 calendar.
The grass is not always greener. This article by Naija News 247 will focus on the five least successful transfers of the 2021 calendar. Sergio Ramos is the head of this unflattering shortlist.
- Sergio Ramos (PSG)
Who to save Private Ramos? Six months after his arrival at the end of his contract with great fanfare in Paris, his adventure in the capital has never really started, for the moment, with only 175 minutes of play on the clock. An injury-related ignition delay and possibly an internal misunderstanding about how to “manage” his body. In the meantime, its real level and its sporting added value in the workforce raise questions.
- Saul Ñiguez (Chelsea)
The other Madrilenian on this list. Saúl had the courage to leave Atlético, his club of always, to go to the collision. Cap on Chelsea to occupy a more “central” place on the ground (he was tired of his role of “convenience store” in Madrid). Unfortunately, in London, his role is even more peripheral than Atlético. And when he plays, he makes mistakes. It is rumored that Chelsea could cut their loan short in January. Cruel?
- Gerson (Marseilles)
SOS Gerson, the flagship recruit of the XXL transfer window of Olympic Marseille is also the least in sight, for the moment. There was a better shot in December, but given the twenty million bricks spent by Marseille, supporters expect more.
- Luuk de Jong (FC Barcelona)
Despite himself, summer rookie Luuk de Jong crystallized the frustration and grievance of Barcelona fans. The critics are undoubtedly too harsh, but the many failures of the former Sevillian have given ground to grind to its detractors. In his defense, it is difficult for a rookie to express himself in a context as delicate as Camp Nou at the present time.
- Mario Mandzukic (Milan)
Arrived in Milan in January 2021 to compensate for the injury of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mandzukic spent most of his time in the infirmary. Result of the races: ten matches played, no goals on the clock and a retirement at the end of the season. A well-deserved rest in view of his glorious career; we easily forgive him his amorphous six months in Milan.
Brazilian full back Dani Alves returns to Barcelona
Brazilian full back returns to FC Barcelona after previously playing for the team from 2008/09 to 2015/16, Naija News 247.
Barcelona and Dani Alves have reached an agreement in principle for the player to join the football first team for the remainder of the current season. The Brazilian will be joining training from next week but will not be able to play until January.
The club will announce the full details at his official presentation as a new FC Barcelona player
The greatest right back in Barça history
Dani Alves came to Barça in the summer of 2008 after five brilliant seasons in Sevilla. In the Catalan capital, he made the right back slot his own across eight seasons, making 391 official appearances and scoring 23 goals.
Although his main role has always been in defence, in the true Brazilian wing-back tradition, Alves also likes to join the attack, where he has a fine shot from outside the area, earning him the reputation as one of the finest players of all time in his position. He was an automatic choice under all of Pep Guardiola, Tito Vilanova, Tata Martino and Luis Enrique, and the fans loved his dedication and extroverted character. In the summer of 2016, he left for Juventus, and since then has been at Paris Saint-Germain and lastly, at São Paulo back in his home country.
All-time record for trophies
Alves won 23 titles at FC Barcelona: 6 Ligas, 4 Copas del Rey, 3 Champions League, 3 Club World Cups, 3 Spanish Super Cups and 4 European Super Cups.
He also won titles at Juventus (2), Paris Saint-Germain (6) and São Paulo (1) before returning to Catalonia.
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