Transfer news: Tottenham set to sign Willian for club-record £30m fee
Thursday 22 August 2013 12:33, UK
Tottenham are close to completing the signing of Brazil international Willian for a club-record £30m, according to Sky sources.
Meanwhile, ousted Anzhi Makhachkala boss Rene Meulensteen believes Spurs will have landed "a major trump card" if they push through a deal for Willian.
"I've worked with him for a short time but I really, really like him. He will be an asset for whoever's going to get him," said Meulensteen on Sky Sports News.
"If it's Spurs that's going to get him they'll get an excellent player. He's very versatile, he can play in different positions, he's a very creative player and an excellent professional with a very good personality.
"He's going to be a major trump card for Spurs if they can get the deal to go through.
"He can beat a player, he can score a goal. I thought he was an absolute delight to work with."