Fulham Football Club is reportedly preparing to offer a contract extension to Brazilian winger Willian in recognition of his impressive performances since joining the team in September. Willian, who is 34 years old, moved to Craven Cottage after canceling his contract with Corinthians, and quickly became a regular on the team. Under the leadership of coach Marco Silva, Fulham has risen to seventh place in the Premier League table, and Willian has played a significant role in that success. He has scored twice and added three assists in 14 appearances this season, and his consistent quality has been remarkable considering his age.
Willian also made a memorable contribution when he opened the scoring against his former club Chelsea, helping Fulham win their first SW6 derby in 17 years earlier this month. Silva had previously mentioned that the club would discuss the potential for a new deal with Willian at the end of the season, but according to reports from Brazil, the club is now working on a one or two-year extension.