Willian is set to leave Arsenal this summer after a disappointing spell in North London and join David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
According to SunSport, Miami boss Phil Neville wants to sign the Brazilian but knows it will be difficult to offload Mexcian international Rodolfo Pizarro first.
Pizarro is one of the highest earners and a designated player yet has failed to impress Neville, who is already eyeing a busy time in the transfer market once the window opens.
Willian will command big MLS wages – former Juventus and Real Madrid hitman Gonzalo Higuain earns around $5million – or £3.5m – so Pizarro will need to be sold despite a lack of suitors right now.
The 32-year-old ex-Chelsea star, who is reportedly on £220,000-a-week at Arsenal, has managed just one Premier League goal for Mikel Arteta's side this term.
Much more was expected of Willian after his six-and-a-half-year stint at Stamford Bridge, where he won the FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and two Premier League titles.
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