ERNESTO VALVERDE STATES
Athletic 'responds' to Barça's interest in Nico Williams
Ernesto Valverde, coach of Athletic Club, has spoken about the rumors that FC Barcelona is interested in the transfer of Nico Willams, who will be a free agent in 2024
In the last days, especially after the exhibition in the stop of selections, Nico Williams has been very linked with the FC Barcelona. His agreement with the Athletic Club expires on 30 June 2024 and has not renewed, by what from the City Condal hopened contacted to his surroundings to transmit them the interest of the club of face to a free movement during the summer of the next year.
The extreme has signed a start of season sensacional, with goals and assistances that confirm that it is one of the big 'jewels' of the Spanish football. Already in the summer had won the interest of the Aston Villa, that was had to pay the 50 million euros of his clause of exit, and todo seems to indicate to that will add more teams to the career by his traspaso, the Barça between them.
Ernesto Valverde pronounces
From Saint Mamés prevails the tranquility on the future of Nico Williams. The intention is to offer him a renewal by the next three seasons, although for the moment there is not at all negotiated neither advanced. Ernesto Valverde, trainer of the bilbaínos, has pronounced recently and leaves the open door, although it trusts that it treats of rumours, only.
In concrete, Valverde has commented in room of press that "all know that in a lot of cases is fictitious; it mounts a ball around a player, afterwards of another..." , insisting in that "we expect that this with us long". For the moment, they have not known which are the intentions of the attacker of 21 years, but till lately his intention was to follow defending the T-shirt of the 'lions' on a long-term basis.