Speaking with a London based football news outlet Herman said "He (William) had almost signed a contract with [Spurs] - in my opinion, he even signed the first sheet. Even passed a medical examination."
"[Daniel] Levy did not want, as usual, to make solidarity payments [to the previous clubs]. This was five percent, and he insisted that we split them in half."
"While we were discussing all this with him, I get a message from Willian: 'Jose called me!'. And Abramovich called me about Willian. In general, Levy had no chance."
"Levy then naturally locked Willian in the room so that he wouldn't escape from the base! We we didn't sign the transfer deal with Spurs. Of course he ended up at Chelsea."
Football lovers could vividly remembered that the Brazilian was on the verge of joining Tottenham Hotspur, he has even passed the medical before it was reported that Chelsea have agreed personal term with the player and his former club Anzhi Makhachkala. Though, Willian eventually ended up signing for Chelsea but the news got football lovers by surprise also raised issue of argument among them.
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