As Chelsea competes with Arsenal, Liverpool, and Paris Saint-Germain for one of the brightest young stars at the World Cup, the January transfer window is expected to be active for the Blues.
According to rumours, Chelsea may be persuaded to buy Athletic Bilbao‘s sensational youngster Nico Williams in the January transfer window. Following two spectacular cameo appearances for Spain at the World Cup, the 20-year-old attacker has been extensively linked
with a move to the Premier League.
Williams, whose contract with Bilbao expires in 18 months, started in place of Marco Asensio in the La Furia Roja’s 7-0 World Cup victory over Costa Rica. Luis Enrique‘s team cruised to a 7-0 victory. After a successful outing, Spain‘s manager elected to bring the winger back in as a substitute against Germany, resulting in a 1-1 draw.
A successful start to the La Liga season has been capped off by the young player’s efforts in Qatar. For the Basque team in the Spanish first division, Williams has made 14 appearances and has directly assisted in seven goals this season.
Three Premier League teams, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool, have expressed interest in him ahead of the January transfer window due to his strong performances, according to Goal. According to the article, Williams, who has a €50 million (£43 million) release clause, might also be enticed to join Paris Saint-Germain.
Williams confessed his affection for his present club in the summer, which may make it challenging to finalize a deal. The young man underlined his wish to remain at Bilbao in a statement to 3News, as reported by Goal.
“I love Bilbao,” Williams said. “I love Athletic Club. I want to be there with my brother and all my teammates. It’s like a family for me. I want to stay in Bilbao.
“I want to win trophies for Bilbao. Bilbao is like a family to me. My brother has won cups there and I want to give more to Bilbao.”
Williams went on to describe how he differs from his older brother Inaki, who is competing for Ghana at the World Cup. The Bilbao sensation made comparisons between his dribbling style and those of Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar.
“My brother is more physical. He has a lot of pace. I am a dribbler like Neymar, [Ousmane] Dembele, and Mbappe,” Williams said. “It’s so important for me to have my brother on the same team with me. He teaches me a lot of things. My brother works hard. I see that and I want to be like him.”