Fri 14 June 2024 | 19:30

Williams Stays Loyal: Rejects Barca for Athletic Club

Athletic Club's Rising Star Nico Williams Dismisses Transfer Rumors, Commits to Bilbao Future

Nico Williams, a standout performer for Athletic Club Bilbao, has drawn attention from several top European clubs, including


. Rumors have surfaced that Barca's manager, Hansi Flick, has made the 21-year-old his primary attacking target for the summer transfer window. Despite this, Williams has publicly stated his happiness at Athletic Club, dismissing the transfer speculation and reaffirming his commitment to his current team.

In an interview on the Spanish radio station El Partidazo, Williams expressed his contentment: "I am very happy at Athletic. It is the club that has given me everything and has believed in me completely. Bilbao is my home, and my focus is on the Euros one hundred percent."

Williams' decision to stay highlights his dedication to Athletic Club and his potential to become an even more significant figure in their future plans. With three years remaining on his contract, he aims to add more silverware following the club's recent Copa del Rey victory in the 2023-24 season.

Having been with Athletic Club since 2013, Williams progressed through their youth ranks to become a key player for the senior team. Last season, he signed a new contract and contributed eight goals and 17 assists in all competitions.

Looking ahead, Williams' immediate focus is on representing Spain at Euro 2024, where he is expected to play a vital role as the team aims to reclaim the title from Italy. Eventually, his attention will return to the new La Liga season, building on his impressive performances from the previous term.

source: SportMob

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