Chelsea ace Willian admits turning down Tottenham was the best decision of his career.

The Brazilian was on the brink of signing for Spurs in a £30million deal from Anzhi Makhachkala after undergoing a medical and agreeing personal terms.

But after being approached by then Blues boss Jose Mourinho, Willian turned down the deal and instead moved to Stamford Bridge on a five-year contract.

Speaking about signing for Chelsea to the club’s YouTube channel, Willian said: “I don’t know how I can explain that moment. But it was the best moment I think in my life when I signed with Chelsea because it was my dream to come here.

“When I came I am very, very happy to play for Chelsea, to win titles here, so I am very, very happy.

“Yes, it was difficult (to turn down Tottenham). But I didn’t sign. When at the last moment Chelsea call me, I say I’m sorry but I go to Chelsea, that’s my dream. I have to go there, I don’t care. I go there.”

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