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Fulham complete signing of former Chelsea and Arsenal star Willian | Football

Willian has joined Fulham on a one-year deal (Picture: Fulham FC)

Former Chelsea and Arsenal striker Willian has officially signed a one-year deal at Fulham.

The 34-year-old became a free agent this summer after terminating his contract with Brazilian club Corinthians early after receiving death threats from some of the club’s supporters.

“I’m happy to be here, I’m happy to be back in the Premier League,” Willian told FFCtv.

“Fulham are a special club, a club that wants to improve, that want to fight for something bigger, so I’m here to help and I can’t wait to get started.

“Marco Silva is a very good manager and also a good guy. It’s a great opportunity for me to return to the Premier League and show I can still play at a high level.”

Willian first came to England in 2013 and enjoyed great success at Stamford Bridge over a seven-year period, scoring 63 goals and providing 62 assists for Chelsea.

His trophy case includes two Premier League titles, the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League, as well as the 2019 Copa America with Brazil.

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Willian won two Premier League titles with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

The striker then moved to the Emirates via London but only stayed at Arsenal for one season after a string of unconvincing performances for the Gunners.

It’s been a busy transfer deadline day for Fulham, who have also loaned PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa.

The 29-year-old said: “I feel very, very lucky to be here. It’s a family here, everyone is very cool.

“I’ve seen every Fulham game this season and I can’t wait to play with this team.”

Looking to avoid third straight relegation from the Premier League this season, the Cottagers have started the new season in great form. They have lost just one of their first five games, beating Brighton and Brentford and securing an impressive 2-2 draw with Liverpool in the process.

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