Nico Williams en la victoria de España sobre Italia

PARTIDAZO Y MVP PARA NICO WILLIAMS

Williams is THE signing! Nico's display for Spain clears Barça's doubts

Published:20/06/2024 - 23:28h

Updated:21/06/2024 - 13:44h

Nico Williams is confirming his candidacy to become one of the most important young players in international football. Against Italy, he finished as 'MVP' and led the victory that qualified Spain for the last 16 of the European Championship.

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Spain already is in the eighth of final of the Eurocopa 2024 and one of the 'managers' has been Nico Williams. Although it had happened careless against Croatia, in the debut of the phase of groups, against Croatia, in the party of lasegunda day has reivincado, with a lot of merit, to get dressed like the figure of Spain. It was a machine to generate danger, disequilibrium and was key for the only goal of the night, of Riccardo Calafiori in own door. It has carried the prize like better footballer of the clash.

It left signals of qu went to be important from very early. It had not happened neither a minute in the clock when it already had won his first 'battle' with Giovanni Gave Lorenzo that it allowed him put a centre 'lovely' so that it finished it, of head, Pedri. The work for Gianluigi Donarumma was absolute in a night in which his team did not answer and had to dress of hero to avoid a catastrophe. The minor of the brothers Williams was the one who more him retó, the most incisive and determinant that brushed the goal in a few opportunities.

Nico Williams, figure of the Spain-Italy of the Eurocopa

'The Red' was denied of face to the goal, but with a big played of Nico found the way to advance in the marker before it fulfilled the hour of party. It went in career by the band, put a centre that combed Álvaro Morata in the first stick, diverted Donnarumma and touched in Calafiori, without wanting to, so that colara in the goal. It was the only form of 'break' the wall that had the Italians in his goal and after a big number of occasions.

It finish the night with two finish that they did not find goal, one that crashed to the stick, four dribblings completed, of ten attempts, six duels won and 93% of tarpaulin in his passes (27/29). Between more responsibilities give him, better answers to the requirement. Has only 21 years and has planted in the VELTINS Sand of Gelsenkirchen like a veteran and a player that does not hide . It has been a direct message to all the teams that have interested in 'take him out' of the Athletic Club this summer.

The Barça has to be more 'attentive' to Nico Williams

Precisely, in the FC Barcelona recently trascended that they still had not defined who went to be the 'chosen' to reinforce the left extreme during the season that comes, if the Fair Play Financial allows it, and that had three options on the table: Nico, Luis Díaz and Dani Elm. With parties like east, in front of the current defender of the title of the Eurocopa, the Barcelona can take notes and see how can exert the player of 21 years in the big appointments. Already it had marvelled in LaLiga and Glass of Rey... And it begins to despuntar in the Eurocopa.

It has done it, besides, with Lamine Yamal like big ally. The two took the reins of the attack of 'The Red' and 'conditioned' to the defence of Italy. They paginate very well, they understand and, more important still, are able to generate and lead to his team. Backwards, very hit to Álvaro Morata, found to a Pedri González that constantly it looked for them to combine and to the that also 'ficharon' as a llegador to the area in reiterated opportunities. 'Joint them' in the City Condal would be a very important step forward for the culés.

The stage to the that confronts the Barça with Nico Williams

In the Barça will have to define prompt if they want him or no, especially because it is not a signing that antoje like simple by his contractual conditions. Has agreement with the Athletic Club until 2027, renewed in December so that it did not leave free this summer, and a clause of rescission that rises to the 60 million euros. Besides, his club already has left clear in the last hours that are very happy with him and that it is reciprocal.

Jon Uriarte, president of the team of Saint Mamés, recognised in the last hours that have an impressive talent and is normal that there are players that arouse in other clubs and by the rumours can be with Nico. We are not to speak with rumours, Nico is happy in Bilbao and like this has commented it and we are very happy with Nico", insisting in that "we do not loan attention to these rumours and us centred in and an attractive project". The posture of the 'lions' is quite clear.

Besides that, it will be necessary to take in account the fact that the Barça is not neither will be the only team that will try to do change of posture to the Athletic (and to the own footballer) this summer. If already before the Eurocopa had several clubs of the Premier League that had showed interest in his incorporation and that are in conditions to pay the 50 'kilos' of his clause of exit, after the tournament will multiply . And in a 'bidding', the culés would have it very complicated.

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