EUROPEAN FOOTBALL

Nico Williams Transfer Target for Barcelona

Julian Araujo

Nico Williams is the name Barca are keen to have in their rooster next season. Barca will be looking to sign him as a free agent next year.

Nico Williams Is the Name on The Agenda

Barcelona has had to dangle their toes in the free-agent pool in recent transfer windows because of their financial condition. The pattern is predicted to continue into the next summer as well. Athletic Club’s Nico Williams is high on the La Liga champions’ list of priorities. The 21-year-old is in the final year of his contract with Athletic Club, and if he doesn’t sign a new one, he will be unrestricted in 2024.

Xavi’s Love For The Youngster

According to journalist Albert Fernandez on GOL, Barcelona is currently keeping a close eye on Nico Williams. A potential signing for the upcoming summer transfer window.

The writer describes the 21-year-old winger, who has had a strong start to the 2023–24 season, as “loved” by Barça manager Xavi Hernandez.

In fact, the youthful forward has four assists in only four La Liga games. He then shone for Spain during the most recent international break.

People say that Barcelona admires Nico Williams. Xavi has shown interest in bringing a winger with his skillset to the team.

Priority For Renewal

Albert Fernandez continues, “However, Williams is currently prioritizing signing a new contract with Athletic Club in order to lengthen his stay in the Basque country.” However, if he is unable to come to an agreement, the 21-year-old international from Spain would prefer a transfer to Barcelona.

Williams has drawn interest from English teams, with Aston Villa and Liverpool reportedly being fans of his abilities. According to the aforementioned source, the winger joining the Premier League is currently 99% unlikely.

Williams’ willingness to accept a new deal and Athletic’s eagerness to renew make it seem as though Barcelona may be in for a letdown in their free agent chase of Williams.

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