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Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian insists Tottenham Hotspur are as big as Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United
11:26am Thursday 3rd January 2013 in Sport
Tottenham target Willian has opened the door to a January move to White Hart Lane, saying he considers Spurs as one of the biggest teams in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old said he is keen on a move to England and refuted comments expressed by team-mate and former Arsenal striker Eduardo that only Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal would be "good enough" for the Brazilian.
"Absolutely not," Willian told FourFourTwo.com.
"Tottenham are a big team with a great structure and great players too. I would rate them with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.
"I want to [test myself in England]. I hope so. I hope to move there.
"Maybe next season, or even this month, but it's difficult to say anything because I'm totally focused on my work here, and I prefer not to lose my grip.
"Who knows, maybe I'll get offers not only from clubs in England but teams from other countries too. Let's see what happens."
The attacking midfielder nearly moved to Chelsea while Andre Villas-Boas was Head Coach at Stamford Bridge and Willian has not ruled out a switch to Tottenham's rivals, where he would join up with some of his Brazil teammates.
He said: "I think I could well be playing at Chelsea with Oscar, but I'm trying to concentrate on my game at Shakhtar and forget about the offers."
Spurs were priced out of a move for Willian in the summer but Andre Villas-Boas recently suggested Tottenham are still interested in the Brazilian.