Former England international Paul Robison has informed Tottenham Hotspurs coach Jose Mourinho to sign Chelsea star Willian this summer transfer window when his contract expires at Stamford Bridge the end of the season.
The 31-year-old Brazil international was close to joining North London outfit from Anzhi Makhachkala in 2013, undergoing a medical before changing his mind at the 11th hour and joined Europa Champions.
Willian set to end his seven years association with Chelsea this summer after contract extension for Frank Lampard side have stalled with both parties failed to reach an agreement with forward-looking for a two years deal.
However, ex-Spurs keeper Robinson believes that the Brazilian would be a good signing for Spurs seven years after they narrowly missed out on him.
“It would be a good signing. I think it is a player who Mourinho knows well. I would be surprised if Chelsea let him go because he is a top player,” he told Football Insider.
“Spurs have a lot of attacking midfield players and he fits that bill as to what they have already got. There would have to be a few outgoings but that is a manager putting his stamp on a squad.
“Implementing the changes and getting the players he wants. Mourinho was brought in for a reason and Spurs will have to let him do that to an extent. There would have to be outgoings first to make room. He is very similar to what they have already got.”
Willian has made 329 appearances for Chelsea and is understood to want to stay in London even if he leaves the Blues.