Willian and his family are worried about their safety in Brazil due to threats they received after Corinthians’ shock defeat earlier this month.
Corinthians were beaten by Bolivian side Always Ready in the CONMEBOL Libertadores earlier this month and police were forced to investigate after threats were made against a number of players after the game, including Willian and his family.
ESPN reports that the Brazil international’s daughters are afraid to go to school, while his wife stays home unless she absolutely has to leave.
Willian continued to train with Corinthians, but goes there with a security guard.
The report says Willian is keen to stay with Corinthians, having joined the club from Arsenal last year.
However, he is now more likely to leave Brazil during the summer if his family continues to feel unsafe at home.
Willian returned to Corinthians, the club he started his professional career at, in August 2021 after a time to forget at Arsenal.
The current Brazilian Serie A season has only just started with Corinthians winning both of their league matches so far after this disappointment against the Bolivian side.
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