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Portimonense demand €20m-plus from Zenit for Willyan

Portimonense have told Zenit that they will accept nothing less than €20m for defensive revelation Willyan RochaO JOGO reports.

Brazilian centre-back Willyan, 25, has been one of the best defenders in Portugal’s Liga NOS recently.

Head coach Paulo Sergio has also used Willyan as a defensive midfielder to good effect.

The towering figure was not even a regular for Portimonense in the first part of the season, but has started all but one game since the restart.

According to O JOGO, Russian giants Zenit have informed Portimonense that they want to sign Willyan.

Portimonense instantly responded by setting a starting point of €20m for negotiations.

Willyan has a €40m release clause and is under contract at the Algarve club until 2023.

A relative unknown until recently, Willyan played in Portugal’s second tier for Cova Piedade before his move to Portimonense last year.

His high-level performances have led to Zenit declaring a serious interest in adding him to their title-winning team.

SourceO JOGO

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