Liverpool: Reds interested in signing Nico Williams
Liverpool are interested in making a move for exciting young Athletic Bilbao winger Nico Williams, according to a new transfer report.
The Lowdown: Williams shining for Bilbao
The 20-year-old is the younger brother of club-mate Inaki Williams and he is now forging an impressive career of his own.
He has chipped in with three goals and three assists in La Liga this season, also being described as ‘incredible‘ by his older brother.
The youngster’s current Athletic Bilbao deal expires at the end of next season, so it is no surprise to see other clubs monitoring the situation.
The Latest: Liverpool keen on Williams
According to a report from Spain [via Sport Witness], Liverpool are ‘one of the main interested parties’ in signing Williams in the near future.
Jurgen Klopp is thought to be keen on bringing in an ‘unbalancing winger’ in the January transfer window, and the Reds now ‘take the lead’ in the race to snap up the Athletic Bilbao starlet, having sent scouts to the World Cup to watch the youngster in action first-hand for Spain.
The Verdict: Exciting long-term option
It is vital that Klopp continues to rebuild his squad moving forward, not allowing it to grow old together, and Williams could be an ideal prospective long-term acquisition.
At 20, he is already an important squad figure for an established La Liga club and he is also making his mark at international level, winning three caps and scoring once for Spain.
Most prominent on the right flank, Williams could come in as a backup to Mohamed Salah, learning from the Egyptian and potentially acting as his long-term replacement.