Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United are reportedly among the clubs interested in Athletic Bilbao starlet Nico Williams.
According to a report by Files, Nico Williams looks set to become one of La Liga’s most in-demand players. The 19-year-old Athletic Bilbao striker is courted by a host of top clubs across Europe, including Premier League trio Liverpool, Manchester United and reigning champions Manchester City.
Younger brother of Athletic Bilbao talisman Inaki Williams, Nico has been one of La Liga’s rising stars this season. He has landed 21 league appearances so far, becoming an ideal alternative for first-choice wingers Iker Muniain and Alex Berenguer. Although he hasn’t been involved in a single goal so far, the Spanish wonderkid impressed with his pace and drive in the final third.
Nico Williams’ rapid rise has not gone unnoticed, with Liverpool among clubs interested in securing his services. It’s no secret that the Merseyside giants are in the hunt for a new striker in January as they prepare to live without Divock Origi.
The Belgian has been linked with a move from Anfield, amid interest from Burnley. Jurgen Klopp is also lacking in quality support for star player Mohamed Salah, whose contract situation at Liverpool remains unresolved.
Another potential destination for the young Williams is Manchester United. The Red Devils are set to part ways with Anthony Martial this month with the player reportedly set to join Juventus. Although the deal is yet to be finalized, Williams could prove to be an ideal long-term replacement, not just for Martial but also for other options, including underperforming Jadon Sancho.
However, Manchester United and Liverpool are set to face stiff competition from Manchester City in their pursuit of the Athletic Bilbao starlet. The defending champions have just lost Ferran Torres to Barcelona, and it’s only natural that Pep Guardiola is looking to strengthen the attacking unit.
Williams could be a great option given his raw talent and ability in the final third. Many already think the 19-year-old Spanish wonderkid has a higher ceiling than his older brother. It’s no wonder, then, that he’s attracted interest not just from Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City, but across Europe, although the youngster is unlikely to leave Athletic Bilbao before the end of the season. ‘summer.