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Liverpool legend John Barnes admits that he is surprised Willian’s contract has been expired at Chelsea.
The 31-year-old joined the Blues in 2013, however, the 2019/20 campaign could be his last with his current deal expires this summer.
Barnes admits that he is surprised that the contract has been allowed to wind down.
“He’s a player who has done really well for Chelsea this year and for some reason his contract has been allowed to run down,” Barnes said (via Football.london). “He’s 31, but he’s still fit, and he’s got great quality. He has the right attitude every time I’ve seen him play.”
Another player who is set to leave this summer if he does not get a new deal is Olivier Giroud.
“He’s a World Cup winner and he’s got experience,” Barnes added. “There may be better technical strikers than him, but he has value as a centre forward in terms of holding the ball up, scoring important goals and bringing people into play.”