If Tottenham sign reported £30m target, he could live in a village of the same name

Tottenham are in battle with Liverpool for Brazilian forward Willian, but I hope he joins Spurs and moves into the village of ... Willian, Hertfordshire.

Just a few miles east of Hitchin and south of Letchworth Garden City sits a quaint little village. One of the few small villages in this area of Hertfordshire not affected by the redevelopment of new towns in the area in the 20th century, this place has held on to specific distinctive characteristics - in particular its English charm and charisma.

With a small population of just 326, two pubs and a church by the means of attractions - this really is a country get away.

This village is called Willian, and I think you might now know where I am going with this.

To live in certain parts of this region in the UK you certainly have to be of a certain pay threshold. Some of the manors on the Willian Road between the village and Hitchin, with their swimming pools, mass garages, tennis courts and grand courtyards - could set you back a cool £2 million.

Indeed the sort of price only a Premier League player, bank manager or arms dealer could afford in today's financial climate.

Especially one who has just been signed twice in a year, and is likely sitting on a huge pile of signing on fee cash - someone like, I don’t know, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool target … Willian.

He signed for Anzhi Makhachkala in January for mega-money, but the Russian club has gone, for want of a better turn of phrase, tits-up. Willian is now up for sale, and on Monday Spurs overtook Liverpool as the favourites to sign the talented player for a reported fee of £30 million.

And if they were to snap up the Brazilian, he could actually live in a village that is his namesake.

Of course the village came first; it was referenced in the Domesday Book, from 1086. While Willian Borges da Silva was born in 1988 - a small time gap of around 900 years, at least, then.

The best thing about it, if Willian wanted to indulge himself with a move to a village with the same name, it is just a 40 minute commute away from the clubs training base, at Hotspur Way in Enfield.

Sometimes things are just meant to be, don’t let me down Spurs or Willian, make this happen!

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