Willian wants to leave Arsenal in the summer to join Major League Soccer side Inter
Miami after struggling since arriving at the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer,
the forward has failed to impress. Despite being one of the club’s top earners,
he has scored just one goal in all competitions, although he has provided seven assists.
NSL Learnrt Miami boss Phil Neville wants to sign the 32-year-old but knows it will
be difficult to offload Mexcian international Rodolfo Pizarro first.
Pizarro is one of the highest earners and a designated player yet has failed to impress
Neville, who is already eyeing a busy time in the transfer market once the window opens.
Willian will command big MLS wages – former Juventus and Real Madrid hitman Gonzalo
Higuain earns around $5million – or £3.5m – so Pizarro will need to be sold despite a lack
of suitors right now.
The Mexican international, signed by former boss Diego Alonso, was left on the bench
last weekend with Federico Higuain preferred in midfield.
Willian has endured a torrid time at the Emirates since he signed a three-year contract
at the club last summer.