Fulham reportedly saw off competition from Turkey, Greece and America to land summer addition

Fulham reportedly saw off competition from Turkey, Greece and America to land summer addition on the final day of the transfer window.

Fulham reportedly saw off some strong competition to land Willian on a free transfer.

The Brazilian had clubs all over the world interested in him but ultimately decided on a return to the Premier League.

Willian, 34, became a free agent when his contract at Corinthians was cancelled and carefully weighed up his next move before deciding on the Cottagers.

As detailed in a report by The Athletic, he had ‘offers’ from Turkey, Greece and America.

Fulham got their man

Fulham handed the veteran a one-year deal on deadline day and he made his debut off the bench against Tottenham Hotspur last time out.

Willian injects useful experience into Marco Silva’s ranks and something different in their attacking department.

He knows the top flight well from his time at Chelsea and Arsenal and the opportunity to return for potentially one last hurrah in London was something he didn’t want to turn down.

The winger moved to Stamford Bridge in 2014 and won the title twice during his time with the Blues, as well as the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League all once.

His time at the Emirates Stadium was less successful and he only spent a single year with the Gunners before heading home to Brazil.

Other news

In other Fulham news, defender Ziyad Larkeche has been loaned out to League One side Barnsley for the remainder of the season.

The 19-year-old will be looking to get plenty of game time with the Yorkshire club who are managed by ex-Burnley defender Michael Duff these days.