According to Sky Sports sources, Anzhi Makhachkala attacker Willian is set to join Tottenham Hotspur for a club record fee of £30 million. This would be the third time this summer that Tottenham have broken their club record for transfer fee. The Brazilian attacking midfielder has long been rumored to be a target for Tottenham Hotspur, but interest seems to have really picked up pace in the last couple of weeks.
Spurs seem to have beaten out Liverpool who have also been linked with the player this summer. It's believed that the allure of European football this season was the reason he chose North London over Merseyside. The player is also believed to be in North London for a medical today with an announcement of his signing coming soon.
Current Anzhi manager, and former Manchester United coach, Renee Muelensteen was asked what Spurs would be getting in Willian and he had this to say:
If it's Spurs that's going to get him they'll get an excellent player. He's very versatile, he can play in different positions, he's a very creative player and an excellent professional with a very good personality.
"He's going to be a major trump card for Spurs if they can get the deal to go through.
"He can beat a player, he can score a goal. I thought he was an absolute delight to work with."
That's pretty high praise from a man who's worked with some of the best attacking talent in the world during his time at United.
All in all, Willian's deal looks pretty close to tied up. When Sky Sports says "according to sources" instead of "understands" they're, generally, more reliable. If Willian is truly having a medical today, then an announcement either Thursday or Friday seems likely.