Shakhtar Donetsk striker Eduardo da Silva has revealed that he advised team-mate Willian to sign for one of Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea, if he decides to move to the Premier League.
Willian has been a long-time target for Tottenham Hotspur and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had held talks with Ukrainian outfit in the summer over a deal for playmaker but the north Londoners' offer was knocked back. And now Eduardo, the former Gunners star, has stated that he has urged the Brazilian not to sign for Andre Villas-Boas's side.
"There are three clubs who are big enough and good enough for Willian - Arsenal, Man United and Chelsea. I have recommended these clubs - no others. He needs to play at one of the best teams. We always talk and watch Premier League games together. He asks me about England and the English game and I tell him little things," Sky Sports quoted the Brazil-born Eduardo as saying.
"Willian is a complete player now. He is ready to play for a big club and become a really big player. He should play at a top, top club because he is a class player. He can play in England, for sure," the Croatia international added.
Boer Dismisses Alderweireld Transfer Rumours
Meanwhile, Ajax manager Frank de Boer has played down speculation linking the club's Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld with a move to Tottenham in January.
The 23-year-old has emerged as a target of Spurs in recent weeks. However, de Boer insists that it would take a heavy transfer fee to prise the player away from Amsterdam in the next transfer window but admitted the move could happen next summer.
"That's maybe something for next year. I think he'll end this season at Ajax. We're very happy with him and don't want to let him go in the winter unless it's a super transfer [fee], but I don't think that will happen," Goal.com quoted the Ajax manager.