“I was in London for two weeks, waiting, waiting for Tottenham to decide. Because they were in a situation where Gareth Bale was in the process of leaving them to join Real Madrid.
“Liverpool were also interested. I wasn’t sure about Chelsea. They’d shown interest but it wasn’t so firm at first.
“(They) came on the day I was going to sign the contract with Spurs. I was at Tottenham’s training ground to finalise the deal when the call came. My agent said to me; ‘Chelsea just called me and they want you’.
“I said; ‘OK, I want to go there!’. Then I left the training ground and went back to the hotel. It was a difficult situation because I’d agreed more or less to join Spurs. But in my mind was only Chelsea.
“Once the deal between Anzhi and Chelsea was agreed, I only wanted to go there. It was the best decision of my career.”
This summer Willian made his way back to London again, but this time he's playing for Fulham.