Tug of war expected for Bilbao’s Nico Williams
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Tug of war expected for Bilbao’s Nico Williams

11/05/24 19:18

Athletic Bilbao have a history of producing fine young talent. The latest export from their cantera is set to cause a stir in the summer transfer window.

The tricky winger has had a season to remember guiding Bilbao to the Copa del Rey for the first time in four years registering a further seven goals and fifteen assists this campaign.

But his time at the San Mames could be coming to a close amid a whirlpool of interest in the youngster.

Latest reports claim that Barcelona might have edged in front in the race for the 21 year old’s signature.

The Blaugrana will have to fend off Premier League outfits Arsenal, Chelsea and Aston Villa.

Chelsea are long-standing admires of Nico Williams and made enquiries for his services last summer.

The Spainard signed a contract extension meaning that his current deal does not expire until summer of 2027.

A €50 million pound release clause remains active in his new deal.

Bilbao have already scouted a replacement for the Spanish International. Fellow Spaniard Alvaro Djalo signed for the Basque outfit in March and will link up with his new teammates in July.

Djalo has been crucial in Braga’s European push this season scoring sixteen goals and becoming Athletic Club’s third most expensive acquisition of all time.

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