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Willian wants Saudi Arabia move two weeks after penning new Fulham contract

Willian is reportedly keen to join Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Shabab just two weeks after signing an extension at Fulham

The Guardian claim the 34-year-old has agreed personal terms with the Saudi club and has informed his manager Marco Silva about his intention to leave. 

However, the Cottagers are determined to keep him at Craven Cottage after agreeing a new deal with him in July. 

Willian joined Fulham as a free agent last summer on a one-year contract. He became popular among the fans after an impressive season where he started 25 Premier League matches. 

The winger scored five goals and provided six assists to help his side finish 10th in the league standings. 

Fulham announced on July 17 that the Brazilian had agreed a new contract until 2024

But he has now performed a shocking U-turn by agreeing terms with Al-Shabab. 

Willian is not the only player at Craven Cottage who wants a move to Saudi Arabia, as Aleksandar Mitrovic is seeking a transfer to Al-Hilal

The Serbian was brilliant for Fulham last season, netting 14 goals in 24 league appearances. 

But he is also pushing to join the Saudi Pro League in a big-money move this summer. 

Al-Hilal are ready to triple his wages, but they are not prepared to meet the £50m price tag Fulham have set.

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