Brazil were expertly eliminated out of the World Cup by a smart Belgian side in the quarter-finals itself. This added to the woes of the South American nation, who were one of the favorites to win it all at the start of the tournament in Russia.
As a result of the premature exodus, a whole flurry of immensely talented individuals will find themselves let off early.
Now, it will be interesting to see if any of them are pried away by clubs that will choose to take advantage of this unexpected trend. Manchester United certainly seem to have this idea.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils will renew their interest in bringing Willian to Old Trafford, and are closing in on the 29-year-old as a result of Brazil’s exit.
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Willian has prior expressed that he would take the decision on his future only after devoting the World Cup solely to his nation. With that avenue now shut, is a reunion with Jose Mourinho finally on the cards?
The Portuguese gaffer is believed to be the biggest fan of Willian, who performed well under him during the former’s stint at Chelsea, and the report adds that the Mancunian outfit is eying a £60 million deal for his services.
However, the deal won’t be an easy one to secure, as Barcelona too, are reported to be heavily interested in signing the player, who can function aptly as a winger.
While this outing with Brazil was certainly a disappointment, the manner in which Willian functioned certainly makes one question as to why on earth the London Blues will agree to sell him.
However, Manchester United fans too, will be wondering if purchasing another player of such an age is the solution to their dilemma, particularly with the plethora of young attacking talents already at their disposal.